Pakistan Academy of Sciences organized the Popular Science Lecture on Science and Humanities

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Pakistan Academy of Sciences organized a Popular Science Lecture on "Science and Humanities" by Prof. Dr. Sayed Amjad Hussain, Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Toledo USA on January 8, 2019. A number of senior scientists, academicians, policy makers, students and teachers from different educational institutions attended the lecture. On behalf of ECOSF, its President Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro and Engr. Khalil Raza Scientific Officer ECOSF participated in the meeting.

Prof. Hussain underscored that relentless emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine) curriculum has resulted in highly competent scientists while lacking the interest or insight into important disciplines of humanities such as the arts, literature, music, history and philosophy. This lack of engagement can be traced back to relative lack of exposure to humanities during college education.

Prof. Hussain discussed the scope of humanities and the array of subjects that constitute the spectrum of humanities. He also gave examples where a literary description of a disease is more memorable and enjoyable than the textbook description. Prof. Hussain concluded that humanities are the stories, the ideas and the words that help individuals make sense of lives and world and in the process make their lives more rich, fulfilling and satisfying

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