Friday, April 21, 2017

Gulp! Jesusland... And The United States Of Education

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"I love the poorly educated!'
Donald Trump's acceptance speech after winning the Nevada primary

Alan: There nothing intrinsically wrong with the poorly educated. 

Many fine people are poorly educated. 

One of my best friends is functionally illiterate. 


The Dunning-Kruger Effect is real - and its impact is ominous. 

Mark Twain, Adolf Hitler And The Dunning-Kruger Effect

On the other hand, the well-educated always play a disproportionately important role keeping democracy healthy and thriving.

John F. Kennedy On The Linchpin Responsibility Of The Educated
(Malala Weighs In)

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Alan: All the tools and toys that Americans most crave - computers, cellphones, cars, boats, planes medical technology - are made possible by people of notable intellectual accomplishment.

Yes, "we" can embrace the alternative. 

But the outcome will start with bigoted ugliness and will conclude with social, political and economic catastrophe. 

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