Monday, February 13, 2012

'Soft sciences' also vital for national progress

While 'hard sciences' such as physics, biology and chemistry are fairly important for constructing a productive economy, social sciences and humanities or 'soft sciences' are also very vital in developing rational mindsets as well as reasoning faculties to identify, 'analyse and solve societal problems for progressive betterment of the human condition. As public intellectuals, teachers as well as students of social sciences and humanities can serve to improve the quality of public discourses.