Saturday, February 18, 2006

I Don't Really Hate Art Students

Yesterday a friend of mine recalled an argument that we had a while ago over the usefullness of an arts degree. I don't actually think arts degrees are useless (not all of them, anyway), but it's fun to watch art students get worked up trying to defend themselves. The best part of the argument, which involved me, another math student, and a history student, went like this:


History student: History is important because by learning from the past we can prevent mistakes in the future.

Math student: or we can use math to make precise calculations and avoid making mistakes in the first place.

Me: mistakes like taking history.


I don't actually remember saying this, but it sounds like something I would say. And the person whom I deeply offended with this comment definately remembers me saying it. She will probably hold a grudge towards me long after she graduates, and will someday get even by spitting in my burger.

7 Comments:

At 10:06 PM, Blogger G said...

That was an awesome remark you made there. Wish I was there to hear it - if in fact you did say it.

 
At 10:31 PM, Anonymous Tim said...

That's the best burn ever. I actually thought you were getting apologetic near the end there, then comes the punchline. I know I should have known better, but damn if it isn't funny.

 
At 12:22 AM, Blogger Dickolas Wang said...

zing

 
At 12:22 AM, Blogger Dickolas Wang said...

P.S. Happy birthday!

 
At 4:40 PM, Anonymous Stevie K said...

http://www.stevekwan.com/archives.200404-200406.shtml#88

 
At 4:42 PM, Anonymous Stevie K said...

Okay, I screwed that up; let me try again:

My thoughts on Arts degrees

 
At 2:22 PM, OpenID patrycja said...

For a math student, you write quite well.

Like your blog. Will follow from Toronto :)

 

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