Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Not Made By Liberal Arts Majors

Just another cool thing to add to the nearly infinite list of "Things Not Made By Liberal Arts Majors"

Perhaps they could have a disclosure at the end:

"No Women's Studies majors were hurt during the development and creation of this awesome railgun....because...well...we had no use for them and they weren't around."


Izanpo said...

That railgun kicks ass!
Hey, do you remember the Philadelphia Experiment? Not so far-fetched, is it?

Anonymous said...


Liberal artists should be fired out of a cannon...

Matthew Walker said...

Hey, lots of software developers majored in lib arts. Most, in my experience. Last job interview I was at, there were five of us in the room, and only one majored in a STEM field. His excuse: "Hey, at least I didn't *graduate*!"

You can't do real engineering that way, but software, yeah. No prob. Of course no Whatever Studies majors would ever turn around and earn an honest living, but lib arts in *general* isn't necessarily a productivity death sentence.

Captain Capitalism said...

No Matt,

It really is.

So stop trying to rationalize and explain, and just bend over and accept the truth. Since I've written my book there's been no shortage of worthless people...oops...sorry...meant to say "worthless-degreed people" trying to rationalize their validity base on a few uncommon anecdotes here and there.

Stop supporting the lie and start joining the truth movement. Society, let alone you, cannot afford it anymore.

Pirran said...

This, of course, brings up huge new possibilities for "DieHipster".

How far COULD you send a hipster (or, indeed, any Gender Studies graduate) via railgun? Would scraggly beards or hairy Grrll Power armpits reduce the aerodynamic profile? Would berets or wool caps damage the mechanism?

There's years of equations to be solved here.

Anonymous said...

And yet Winston Churchill, who was First Lord of the Admiralty and would have simply *adored* this, was the equivalent of a liberal arts major.

The same would be said of Alfred Mahan, of course. And, for all of his political faults (and they were many), Theodore Roosevelt, who pursued what may be the liberal arts education par excellence...and who liked a really large U.S. Navy.