This is the previously mentioned commentary on Mark Slouka’s article “ Dehumanized: When math and science rule the school” Since the article. Mark Slouka’s essay (Dehumanized: When math and science rule the school) comes across as a persuasive argument that the humanities. Instructor’s Note. This essay is Julia Evanoff’s analysis of Mark. Slouka’s article “ Dehumanized.” Julia does a great job speaking to a general audience that may.

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Are Liberals Smarter Than Conservatives? It is an art form in dehumaniized own right that, when carefully considered, tells us at least as much about our own minds as it does about the outside world.

No need to cite Galileo. As a semi-recent product of the United States’ educational system class of ’01I am freshly flabbergasted at our schools’ ability to suck the wonderment out of subjects that should be full of it. He’s talking about a decline in the educational system according to what he perceives as barren to him.

I’d argue that science dehumanizee something to say about the procedures, but not about the values. Thus, education and culture are neither necessary nor sufficient for being a good human being.


Hi Phil, Yes, the role of scientists in the society is an important point, though not actually what Slouka aimed to address.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. They are distinct bodies of knowledge occupying their own worlds – worth exploring only because of an imminent test – and those worlds do not overlap.

But this now makes me wonder what research today would look like had it been planned a century ago. The impression I got during my years in the USA is that many students there have little or no idea what democracy is or how it works, and even less so do they actually know what communism, socialism, and social democracy is — and what the differences.


On the contrary, I’m facing many situations in contemporary physics, when physicists apparently cannot realize, what their stuff is all about just because they’re adhering on their blind formal approach, which is merely a numeric regression of reality.

I am not so convinced regarding your point about the use of examples.

Science teaches you to look at the evidence, to search for causal relations, correlations, and to identify and fix problems. But you can make it better and make it less intrusive for the largest group of people. I don’t remember ever much caring about my history classes, or social studies.

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This entry was posted on October 28, at 3: Notify me of new comments via email. Our world changes then. I disagree with Balasubramaniam in raising science and scientists to heroic status. I would also wager that he skimped sloukaa history, foreign languages, music, or just about anything other than English. In the example of mwrk evil genius, there is a demarcation being drawn between thinking and values.

For example, business schools inculcate a particular type of dehumahized. The sciences, to push the point a bit, produce people who study things, and who can therefore, presumably, make or fix or improve these things. Politics is proof by contradiction. So are all humanist scientists? I am writing with regard to Mark Slouka’s article, ” Dehumanized: We were taught very little about anything.

In any case, I share your impression that Slouka doesn’t seem to have spent much time with scientists. As to the teaching of democracy and government in schools.


Sign in to Customer Care using your account number or postal address. That means education about it – good education. While there were many intricacies on developing the rode toward education, direction of research, in an ideal environment and setting, this has “no corporate and no humanitarian strategy?

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Post was not sent – check your email addresses! What confuses me about the article is that the author doesn’t seem to think math and dehumanzied help with these goals. History as an academic discipline discovers and recounts events, but seldom explains them. Even creativity is a need of the political order in societies that are competing for global dominance because countries that cannot innovate inevitably fall behind. Comments Marl sets out to make a case against neglect of the humanities in American education and ends up calling scientists the useless couch potatoes of democratic societies.

To me it seems like that is what you are advocating with your scare tactics. So, I think Slouka is spot on with respect to our increasing distaste for risk.

Should that not be the core of education? That is why, for example, most scientists are also atheists.