“Have you noticed how the word”intellectual”is used nowadays?There seems to be a new definition which certainly doesn’t include Ruther-fordor Eddington or Dirac or Adrian or me. It does seem rather odd, don’ty’know.'” page 4
This consideration of only one category of disciplines to be truly intelligent reminds me of the current tension between STEM and socially oriented majors at Davidson. It often seems STEM majors are considered to be far more difficult and important than other majors.
Why do things that are less concrete valued less.
I recognized Einstein Darwin and Copernicus.