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March 06, 2016



I read Oppenheimer's piece and thought it was rubbish. I'm a god damned engineer, and even I recognize that even in the mushy squishy liberal arts fields there is understanding the subject, doing the reading, actually thinking and producing some coherent output to convince others that you have understood the subject, done the reading and done some thinking. Unlike engineering where you had damned well better come up with an objectively right answer, there is probably more flexibility in the precise nature of those outputs, but there is still a place for a grade.

I missed the class issues that you pointed out. There are those too.

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