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Originally posted by hotel1
Originally posted by PhysicsAdept
reply to post by FortAnthem
But if we are all equipped with knowledge of the greatest game in the world, aren't we by default the greatest people in the world? You must be crazy if you don't believe that football is the gateway game to intelligence.
I wasn't aware Americans played Rugby
Originally posted by benrl
It's called bread and circus and Rome learned thousands of years ago it was the way to keep the populace in line and the government in power.
Even as the republic collapsed there where people who had no idea what was happening... Sound familiar ?
Originally posted by Blue Shift
Originally posted by FortAnthem
This one chart shows why, after all the money we toss into public education, our kids still keep getting dumber and dumber.
Ridiculous. American children are not getting "dumber and dumber." It's just that there are so many children these days there are more of them who are average. Just regular kids. And because there are more of them, it seems like there are less smart kids. But that's not true either, because the number of smart, braniac kids is larger, too. Why do you think the best colleges can ask for such incredibly high tuition? Because of supply and demand. There is no shortage of very bright kids going to excellent colleges.
The American economy and industry can't function if they're run by dopes. We have incredibly smart kids growing up to be incredibly smart adults developing and running insanely complicated companies and systems and being doctors and lawyers and accountants, etc.
Dumb person, heal thyself.