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03-22-2013, 02:46 PM
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GiveAFlyingPuck
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Originally Posted by MP View Post
Oh snap, I missed out on a "useless degree/higher ed is a racket" discussion. Quickly: plenty degrees are useless; I have one; but "useless" is not the same as "worthless"; and anyone who's ever had to buy textbooks can tell you it is such a ****** racket that you wonder how it is that nobody's gone to jail for it.
Exactly. Had to buy a "new" textbook for my daughter. What has changed in an introductory physics course from the last 30-40 years? The speed of light has changed? I could see an upper level course may incorporate newly discovered findings but I doubt that "new" books are required for intro courses.

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