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Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on July 25, 2013, 08:18:52 PMIn Asmo's grey lump, wrath and dark clouds gather force.Luxembourg trembles.
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Quote from: Icarus on March 31, 2023, 01:31:14 AMI am afraid that a college education is not necessarily an education any more. Lots of colleges bestow BS and MS degrees for underwater basket weaving and other narrowly defined subjects. At best the graduate is a competent specialist in basket weaving,or a more highly perceived specialty such Geekdom.. The graduate may have a credential and some competence in the selected field, but he/she does not have an education because of the certificate. The specialist may be brilliant at his or her job but a dumbass otherwise.Education implies that one have a familiarity with civics, literature (not spider man comics) history, language, philosophy, geography, and yes, even religion. Specialist graduates are merely well trained, not well educated.I suspect that I am being a bit harsh here. I once worked at a manufacturing firm that built specialty equipment. I was a design engineer which actually meant that I was a glorified draftsman. My direct boss was a graduate with a degree in Petroleum engineering....whatever that means. He was one of the specialists with no apparent education beyond about seventh grade. I will call him Bob. That was his real name. Bob would dictate letters to customers. His secretary whose was a sharp young lady named Patty. Patty would do what good secretaries do. She would edit the letters for correct English structure and sometimes delete an errant remark that Bob had included in his dictation. Executive secretaries are usually paid well and respected for such expertise and attention to propriety. Patty often came to me in tears because despite her good effort to make Bob look less like a Juke or Kallicak, he would blow up and insist on using his original wording. Bob was a trained engineer but he was not at all educated. Sure enough, the above diatribe sounds mean, curmudgeonly, or perish the thought,liberal.