If J.R.R. Tolkien isn't "news for nerds" then I have no clue what would qualify.
More intelligent by what measure? If you have a higher iq than me, it does not mean you'll come to a better conclusion or make a better decision. I am sure there are some areas you are more knowledgeable than I but other areas I will know more.
How is what you are proposing any different than slaves only being counted as 3/5ths of a person?
What would be nice is our representatives only being on committees where they could prove they were competant on the subject matter.
That just would not work in most cases. There is a simple reason the Google car was stopped, it was not safe for it to proceed forward. Either another car was directly in front or it was an intersection with traffic coming from 90 degree angles.
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