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Re: [Phys-l] Premed Requirements Commentary

On Sep 19, 2006, at 11:07 AM, Stefan Jeglinski wrote:

. . . Add to this the current [premed] controversy, and today's
environment of administrators looking for profit centers in every corner,
occurs to me that there is a further but unstated real danger to
doing away with courses such as physics or calculus . . . Perhaps there
is pressure of this nature anyway, but taking this idea (eliminating the
premed physics requirements for example) to the next level could
bring an avalanche of departmental closures. And how many
administrators would be just fine and dandy with this?

At the next level they will say that artificial intelligence is better than real intelligence. People who know which buttons to push are often much more effective than those who think.

Ludwik Kowalski
Let the perfect not be the enemy of the good.