Good to see the IHS offer “equal time” on the question. My only quibble with Aeon’s take relates to theory vs. practice. In theory, he is correct, and I applaud him for standing up against the mass of “STEMsters” and calmly asking (as a philosopher would) the world to think about the new conventional wisdom a bit more before fulling embracing it. Thus, I agree that there is a lot of value to what the humanities in theory can do for the minds of our students. However, I have little doubt from what I read about other places and hear around my campus that wayyy too many humanities classes are failing to do what Aeon thinks they can do. Indeed, I often wonder if many of those humanities classes are actually providing negative value! I have a hard time imagining that this is the case in STEM classes. That being said, the battle shouldn’t really be whether the humanities are useful (even in the non-economic sense) – since Aeon is correct – but about how the humanities ought to be taught in order to benefit our students (and society).