Good piece. STEM however doesn’t really exist anymore, at least not like many think it does. Most people that promote STEM do so not out of a love of the sciences or technology or engineering or math, but rather out of a belief that an education in one of these fields is a “ticket to the good life.” This is most certainly not the case, at least for a significant set of persons mostly in fields in the sciences. I have argued that the “S” should be dropped from STEM as many of the sciences no longer fit the profile. It is but one reflection of the sad devaluation of science that has occurred in almost direct proportion to the acceleration in value of technology. Engineering and math which span both areas (but lean heavy technology) have remained mostly unaffected if not also bolstered by this trend.

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