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Comment: Re:Breakdown of adult interaction, oral tradition? (Score 4, Insightful) 342

by ColdWetDog (#48898277) Attached to: Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

Come on. You're blaming people not being able to handle qualitative and quantitative explosions in information (if not knowledge) on the family (or lack thereof)? Yes, family is important. No, family is not (and historically has not been) the general arbiter or source of most information. You're confusing family with society, especially pre literate society.

How in bog's green earth is any sort of family unit supposed to deal with the current knowledge set? Hell, even a university level professor can barely keep track of what goes on in their own field.

I think you're conflating a series of basic homilies and perhaps moral constructs (as useful and as important as they are) with knowledge. They are different concepts.

Everyone can be taught to sculpt: Michelangelo would have had to be taught how not to. So it is with the great programmers.