Recently I've read a lot of articles floating around on various student newspaper websites. The articles talk about the divide between humanities students and science students, normally arguing why one is intrinsically superior to the other. They are immature, bitchy and extremely closed minded. And I have a problem with them.
Pinning humanities students against science students is a waste of our time. It doesn't add any value and when we allow ourselves to believe that we are better than others it creates an inflated ego. Who wants that really?
Humanities students are fed up of being told that their degrees are useless and won't get them jobs.
Science students are fed up of being told we have no social skills, are boring and are in it for the money.
So why are we as students continuing to contribute to this weird ongoing fight about who is best?
I'm a big believer that you shouldn't have to tear down someone else's work to give value to your own. I'll fiercely defend my fellow scientists. If it wasn't for them you wouldn't be reading this blog post because computers, the internet etc wouldn't exist and you'd probably have died of cholera. But I can also respect the humanities and their importance in the quality of human life.