[LINK] Winston Churchill on the two cultures (arts/science)
Wed, 8 Nov 2000 10:00:52 +1000 (EST)
>From "Most Secret War" by R.V.Jones, Assistant Director of Intelligence
(Science) in WWII - He was responsible for counter-warfare measures in
Radar, Radiolocation etc, later professor of physics at Aberdeen:
"Praise the Humanities my boy. That'll make them think
R.V.Jones goes on in this autobiographical work to praise 'staff college'
training for senior scientists, and comments how pure science graduates
burn out and become embittered when their initial rise confronts the
more rounded skills of those with training in the classics and arts. I
don't think any senior scientist today would seriously question the need
for well rounded input side, even for those destined to focus on their
core skill. That said, finding time to study widely when the pressure is
on to be economically viable...
-George (who sat in on Anglo-Saxon classes on his Computing degree)