posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 01:26 AM
Originally posted by underspace
Originally posted by CynicalDrivel
I said that as long as more money is made in a job that doesn't require a degree, you can't automatically assume that all those who went to get a
degree are more intelligent--it won't be the main factor for where an intelligent person goes for a job.
Then I was not the one that misinterpreted and took the other out of context. You were.
Money. Career. Post college. That holds no relevance to the point I brought up, or the statistics I was putting forth.
When did I "automatically assume" anything of the sort??
All I originally mentioned was the statistic backing the fact that the majority of Acedemia are liberal and not conservative and perhaps there is a
positive corollary between higher education and being a 'liberal'. Career and money has nothing to do with what I said. I challenge you to show me
where I did.
I am suggesting that, as per the stats, perhaps a result of education is that people become, or maintain, there position in liberalism. You are
extrapolating more from what I said then you should. Please be fair.
Ok, so you can follow why I wrote in response to you, specifically, tell me where I lost you last time, if I did:
1. Overall context is this thread.
2. When you want people to read your thoughts in context, in a thread like this, you quote them, as I did:
I'm not going to take a stance on this but one has to wonder why Universities across the nation (student and faculty) tend to be much more
liberal. Correlation between higher education and liberalism? Dunno, but it doesn't help the conservatives in this thread I don't think
can change the whole context of what was being said, from the writer's perspective, but is generally irrelevant.
4. "Dunno, but it doesn't help the conservatives in this thread I don't think."
This is the big one. Irrelevant of what you meant, this statement can be taken a few ways--was not really persuing what you meant, by the way. But
it brings up questions, as well: Does a lack of education show in this thread? Does a lack of conservatives in the educational system prove that
liberals are smarter? My fault for not showing any transition there, but it's not that far a jump from what you stated. It could be followed--sorry
if you didn't. People aren't mindreaders.
5. When I use the word "you" it's not an accusation. It's a generic word so I can write the bloody sentence, of no more value than she/he/it.
Poor choice on my part if it led you to think I was attacking you.
6. Smart-rumped comments that followed from me were in the vein of those who started the comment, not meant to disparaige you.