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    arodb

    When I entered college I intended to get a CS degree in my university's engineering school. I ended up getting one, but soon realized that I wouldn't be content with just that. Not only was the curriculum too restricted (mostly of necessity although I also felt that it focused too much on theory and too little on practice, especially odd given that it was taught as an engineering discipline, but that's a different discussion), but I felt really out of place in the engineering school, especially the non-CS majors (CS majors tended to be nerdier and smarter IMO and a bit easier for me to relate to since I went to a science and math HS that had lots of smart nerds), who tended to be buttoned-down and conservative and rarely seemed to smile or enjoy learning and discovering (I can easily imagine most of them being Repubs).

    Long story short, I ended up also getting a history degree from the Arts & Sciences college, which I greatly enjoyed and which put me in a social and cultural setting I felt a lot more comfortable in, and still do to this day. The liberal arts outlook is how I generally see and relate to the world, even though I also have a math, science and engineering background and nature. And I can definitely see the liberal arts-liberal and engineering-conservative divide. The engineers I knew in college seemed so straight-laced and anal, unable or unwilling to see the world and its people and problems in all their complexity in ways that couldn't always be quantified or resolved systematically. Definitely more along the conservative than liberal end of the spectrum.

    So, yes, I agree with you.

    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

    by kovie on Thu Nov 28, 2013 at 01:55:46 PM PST

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