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originally posted by: Xenogears
There are plenty of excellent online courses with none of the BS. You also have access to free recordings from MIT and also from Ivy league universities. And also there is amazon where you can view textbook reviews on just about any topic, and choose the best reviewed book from the topic of your choice... you're not limited to that 80s outdated book that doesn't explain things well that your professor uses.
If you've access to top notch university undergrad and graduate level textbooks, online courses and dedicated forums from experts, that's very good. You also have access to the latest scientific journals with state of the art research.
Also unlike in a university, where there might even be one required course with not so good or perhaps even a terrible professor, online you choose and if the content is not good you're free to leave and learn elsewhere from a more effective source. In a university if one of the courses you require is only given by a professor that's not so good, you have to put up with it or transfer.
Also you end up with a high debt.
In the end you forget a lot of what you're taught anyway, such is human memory. Ideally job interviews, and proper tests would make sure you're qualified, and all this qualified certification would be done away with.
Like I said before, if we could effectively educate people by just sitting them infront of a screen for hours each day, TV would have replaced schools.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Xenogears
It can? Can you provide more information about this? I find the claim, though not uncommon, lacking in evidence. Tell me, what is your stance on eugenics?
Intellectual capacity is no different in kind from say height, it is a complex multi gene trait, but it too can differ on average between populations.
Heheh, I said you too can research factoids such as the average height of the japanese versus americans. It is simple.
This, coming from someone who cites Hollywood as evidence. Thanks, but no thanks.
Arguing that one group is not on average smarter will be like arguing that men aren't on average taller and stronger than women.
originally posted by: Tiger5
a reply to: Smellthecoffee
I am dyslexic. You however have no excuse for your colossal ignorance. Trying to race bait me does not work. The simple fact is I am probably more educated than you. I probably have more money than you. And guess what I am damn happier than you. But feel free to spew.
I am not sure where you found the issue of a chip on my shoulder but that is a racist trope if I ever heard one. FYI it is also a very lazy trope because it is such a cliché. A bit like basketball players.
Anyway as for your penmanship your may achieve more by inserting it where the sun don't shine.
Have a great day troll