I agree with Ella that maths is pretty easy. However, I wasn't disrespecting arts. It's true that stuff can be made up; for example, a story written where there are vast descriptions of long, tall, buildings can be analysed by a student of feminist history as "The article's persistent references to the phallic objects such as -name of building here- alludes to the author's subconscious but deep seated, sexually deprave, male-chauvinistic nature". Come on, buildings are buildings, not symbols of patriarchal oppression
and if a well known feminist writer wrote that, students could reference to her, but where would her references come from?:roll:
What about recursions? How can you memorise stuff on recursion? You either understand it, or you don't. You have to use logic. My L-N-G exam (computational mathematics) were all words and no numbers (not even mention of numbers), example. We had to solve problems by turning the words into equations and solving the equations then converting the solution into words. Physics needs A LOT of creativity. Quantum mechanics, quantum-thermodynamics, statistical physics and quantum field theory requires a lot of deep thinking and on top of that, you have to support all that theory with math. Last year, 300 people enrolled into first year physics. In second year, we have 90 people. The number of people who graduated with a physics major last year from my university: 5
. (No, I'm not doing a physics major, second year physics is bad enough)
I never liked the humanities at my school because difference of opinion was always crushed by the teachers. There were a lot of pro-life people who argued for why abortions were immoral and their points were extremely valid, they used evidence to back up their points, and they scored horribly in tests compared to those who had the same point of view as the teachers. English, history, most of the humanities I took in high school were so horribly one sided in their arguments, I hated that. Until year 9, I never got anything less than 90% in any of the humanities. After 9/11 happened my English teacher went "Serves them right, those Americans had it coming to them". I stood up, called her "****ing pseudo-intellectual, hippocritical fascist who justified the taking of innocent human lives while wailing about the plight of farm animals". From that day on, I discovered how much I loved math.
Sorry if my point of view of humanities is a little bleak. I love most arts such as music, the classics, languages, dance and classical art. I just find it a little irritating that taxpayers are paying money for uni students to analyse the "social-political significance" of "piss-Christ" (an upside down crucifix submerged in a jar of urine) while we have a drought of medical professionals because universities can't take in that many med students.
Come on, people, if it's an upside down crucifix submerged in a glass of urine, it's an attempt of a lazy, no-name artist to incite rage in the religious community because he's an a-hole, pseudo-intellectual trying to score points with his "hip and artiste" friends. Nothing more to it then that.
Sorry for such a long rant, btw.