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Cole12 August 10th, 2015 10:35pm

America invests little in research without profitable/practical applications, as demonstrated by the lack of jobs & funding for individuals with doctorates in the humanities. Do you think we should invest more in humanities research?

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mc88 Cleveland OSU
08/10/15 3:49 pm

Meh. I'd rather it be spent in STEM research

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Cole12 ...
08/10/15 3:38 pm

By humanities, I mean fields like history, literature, music, philosophy, etc.

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catpillow Florida West Coast
08/10/15 7:43 pm

Basic science is also severely lacking in funding.

Cole12 ...
08/10/15 5:55 pm

Why do you think so? I think the humanities are important, but STEM advancement is what will lead to solutions for poverty, climate change, and other big issues.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
08/10/15 11:47 pm

I think part of the beauty of the humanities is that the study and appreciation of them doesn't require as much money as STEM.

Anyone can write a poem, a book, a song. These things are beautiful partly because both the rich and the poor can create

OhTheIrony Learning from you
08/10/15 11:49 pm

and enjoy them as equals.

In my opinion, throwing tremendous amounts of money at them would only serve to stratify the humanities, creating a divide--much like what you see in the STEM fields--between the rich and the poor.

AnarchoComrade Anarchist Federation
08/10/15 4:59 pm

In the world we live in today, advancement in the humanities is greatly needed. I'd argue much more so than stem.