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So, you didn't understand my post, Mikey?!

Engineers have given us a safe world to live in. Think about it.

The 'liberal arts' aka 'the humanities' is where engineers get the value system that drives them to keep on building a safe world for us.

How many engineers, systems analysts and 'liberal arts' graduates do you actually know? And if you do know any, do you realise how special they are?

My FILaw had a 'liberal arts' double-honours degree in Classics (Latin, Ancient History and Greek) and in English, from Sydney University. Later on he received an MA from London University College.

Most of these people died before they could tell us what they did during the war.

Just after the war he was offered a post, at our equivalent of West Point, as a lecturer in English. He retired as Professor.

Not long before he died he received the United Kingdom's 'Bletchely Park Medal' officially called the 'Government Code and Cypher School Medal' for his work during WWII in code breaking.

Bletchely Park is where Britain/UK finally broke Enigma, and the Geheimschrieber codes.

Useless people these 'liberal arts' folks, aren't they?

Maybe not?

Without brilliant humanities / 'liberal arts' people the Western Allies would not have won the code-war in WWII.


Tim Bailey

Skeptical Measurer & Audio Scrounger

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