Why Scientists Should Embrace the Liberal Arts

I am increasingly appreciative of articles that espouse interdisciplinary study – especially between STEM and the humanities.  We need to make connections across domains if we are going to keep up with innovation and its dynamics.  “Science has two important yields: increased understanding of the world within and around us (“knowledge for knowledge’s sake”) and solutions to specific problems. But even the most profound scientific knowledge won’t solve world problems such as hunger, poverty and environmental damage if we fail to respect, understand and engage cultural differences.”

via Why Scientists Should Embrace the Liberal Arts – Scientific American.