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op, what other degrees do you propose girls get before starting their barista careers? outside the cake and puppy , avoid math at all costs ones. sexist pig.
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No, biology makes us human.
Can you biologically explain consciousness?
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Life would be pretty boring without all the things that humanities give us.
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Because we need religion in the world to prevent society from declining even further. If humanities wasn't taught in schools, the human race would begin to go backwards. It's already happening but abolishing humanities in schools would hasten societies decline. We have a few more years left, let's enjoy them and not attempt to bring the end even closer.
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Can you biologically explain consciousness?
In a few years neuroscience probably will.
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In a few years neuroscience probably will.
Is that the word on the street?
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(Original post by Plainview)
Is that the word on the street?
Word on the net, word on the street, word on campus.
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(Original post by thoyub)
Because we need religion in the world to prevent society from declining even further. If humanities wasn't taught in schools, the human race would begin to go backwards. It's already happening but abolishing humanities in schools would hasten societies decline. We have a few more years left, let's enjoy them and not attempt to bring the end even closer.
Ok then..
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(Original post by Kiss)
there is only scientific truths to be attained
Without teaching of English we'd have to put up with chavvy sentence construction like this on a daily basis.
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No one has concluded science is right. Anyway, even if that was the case, how would that affect humanities such as history and geography? Albeit R.E and theology etc would be affected, but you could still learn about religion, it would probably just be a case of learning more of the history to it and how people *used* to worship rather than how it would impact society then, seeing as it wouldn't anymore
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Okay, first of all, all humans are made different from each other, so not everyone is made for science pal! Some people may be good in other subjects that isn't science, and you can't blame them at all! We bother teaching humanities because It should be balanced, I don't think studying all science would be balanced for the human brain, as we've got left and right sides.
Science is the way forward and there is only scientific truths to be attained doesn't mean other subjects aren't equally important. If you only teach science, that would produce scientists in the future, and when EVERYONE is a scientist, the demand for it will decrease, leaving many to be unemployed. Basic knowledge.
Secondly, yes okay we can easily use machines to do work for us in the future, but if machines slowly replace humans in the working fields, who is going to provide jobs for humans? And if there isn't enough job for them, problems will arise, such as unemployment, low standard of living etc.
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(Original post by c_k62)
but you could still learn about religion, it would probably just be a case of learning more of the history to it and how people *used* to worship rather than how it would impact society then, seeing as it wouldn't anymore
Even if 'science' could prove that there is no God, which it hasn't so far, leaving people free to continue in their faith, there would still be billions of people who would continue to follow their religions. It would probably impact society even more than before as religious fanatics would go ape**** on the defensive.
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Life would be pretty boring without all the things that humanities give us.
Actually, it would be more interesting


Ie: Football, gambling, partying, alchohol, drugs, cricket, netball, olypmics, cinema, drama, boxing, ice skating etc dont need humanities

face it, the only useful humanities are economics and psychology
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(Original post by rickfloss)
Actually, it would be more interesting


Ie: Football, gambling, partying, alchohol, drugs, cricket, netball, olypmics, cinema, drama, boxing, ice skating etc dont need humanities

face it, the only useful humanities are economics and psychology
How do cinema and drama not need humanities? What is English Literature?

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Yeah, makes sense. And then, following your notion that 'If science is the way forward and there is only scientific truths to be attained', we will abolish sports, because honestly, what kind of truth do we get from that?

We will abandon food, because who cares about taste? We'll just use intravenous drip-feeding and pills.

We will, of course, also stop reading fiction (pretty useless for progress), we will stop lying in the sun (unless for the time needed for Vitamin D production), we will stop producing music and so on.

And then we will see how productively scientific minds work without any kind of enjoyable leisure. Einstein was a violin enthusiast. Hawking is an avid reader of fiction (as a lot of bright people). Come on, take it away from them, see how they do.
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Can't use science for ethics. What are you gonna do? Look under the microscope and be like ''Yup, turns out at human rights exist after all.''

Can't derive an ought from an is. Science is absolutely castrated when it comes to giving us a system of morals and ethics.
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(Original post by rickfloss)
Actually, it would be more interesting


Ie: Football, gambling, partying, alchohol, drugs, cricket, netball, olypmics, cinema, drama, boxing, ice skating etc dont need humanities

face it, the only useful humanities are economics and psychology
Cinema doesn't need humanities?
Media, literature, art, music - I personally enjoy these things alongside with the stuff you've said.
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Because humanities are the cornerstone of civilisation. Where would be now if it wasn't for the writings of those ancient philosophers. Imagine the world without Macbeth or Othello. What if Oscar Wilde was a name never uttered? I can't bear to contemplate such a world, a world with all aesthetics and pleasure drained out of it.
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Surely History and Languages are worth knowing about?
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Why do people think science is the only thing which can explain everything ...

Grow up.
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