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Why do I feel like I am at times the only sane one in the world. At least the plague of stupidity raging through the world has appeared to passed by Gentlemint. Keep reading to those kids Gentlemen!

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  • sam_acw

    sam_acw 5 years, 7 months ago

    The amount of "research" or "comment" that universities produce which is complete junk is rising. Every week I read some conclusion of similar idiocy.

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  • Chet_Manly

    Chet_Manly 5 years, 7 months ago

    You are not alone. This is an attempt at pushing equal outcomes and it always comes through bringing others down, never in lifting up and empowering; the progressive MO. Thomas Sowell has a bit to say on wealth envy which is a similar situation.
    If this is what "higher learning" has to offer, my kids will be self-educated thinkers who possess skills of a trade. I went to college but my degree paths shielded me from intellectual bottom feeders like this...thankfully.

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    • JakeLonergan

      JakeLonergan 5 years, 7 months ago

      Sticking with the natural sciences helps but one is still exposed to infectious areas of general ed.

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      • Chet_Manly

        Chet_Manly 5 years, 7 months ago

        Music and math were my areas. But I was still berated for not voting AlGore in the 2000 election. (It was in Florida and I didn't vote that year). As for gen ed, I had a couple classes but the idiocy was easy to spot and dismiss. It was working in Universtity Housing where only group think was allowed and differences of opinion were not tolerated. At the time I was young and didn't argue, but I was very uncomfortable with the inability to have honest discussion.
        At least through my masters program a rigorous discussion of ideas was allowed and encouraged. Because of that I am thankful and I hold out some hope for the concept of higher education.

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  • elancaster65

    elancaster65 5 years, 7 months ago

    Second that! Read to your kids. Then have them read to you. Start early. My kids excelled at reading...then writing...then math...then the arts. Why? Because we didn't pussy-foot around. Gave them an edge in school.

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