Noam Chomsky

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So when you go to graduate school in the natural sciences, you’re immediately brought into critical inquiry – and, in fact, what you’re learning is kind of a craft; you don’t really teach science, people sort of get the idea how to do it as apprentices, hopefully by working with good people. But the goal is to learn how to do creative work, and to challenge everything […] people have to be trained for creativity and disobedience – because there is no other way you can do science. But in the humanities and social sciences, and in fields like journalism and economics and so on […] people have to be trained to be managers, and controllers, and to accept things, and not to question too much.

* In Understanding Power, 2002

— Noam Chomsky

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2010.10.20 Wednesday ACHK