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Comment: Re:Meanwhile In Humans... (Score 1) 114

by cascadingstylesheet (#47440679) Attached to: Chimpanzee Intelligence Largely Determined By Genetics

I'll feed this troll.

...we're lead to believe with enough money for education everyone can be intelligent!

Appropriate general education ensures that we all have a chance to get to a certain level. Surely some people are more intelligent than others at baseline, but like most characteristics it needs to be exercised and developed... in the absence of education, it's easy to waste what you were born with, and that's what general education tries to prevent - the waste of intelligence. The other important role of education is to ensure that no matter what your level of education, you receive instruction sufficient to let you integrate into society.

Thought experiment: if we had perfect education, whatever that might be, then the only differences in the per-person outcome would be due to individual aptitude.

Think there wouldn't be differences?

Comment: Re:If everyone loses their jobs... (Score 2) 526

by cascadingstylesheet (#47405897) Attached to: Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

Farming was once 90%+of the population. It's been less than 3% (in the US) for a LONG time. Technology has been increasing productivity for thousands of years. The dystopias don't come from technology.

Sorry, robots didn't take a giant leap in 2008. There must be some other "mysterious" reason for the ongoing malaise ...

Comment: Re: How about (Score 1) 375

Because large size causes corruption in companies, but it must only cause nobility in governments, right?

But ... but ... surely being huge and having your own army, police force, and surveillance wing makes you moral and trustworthy, right? At least if you have a (D) after your name?

Comment: True ... (Score 0) 708

by cascadingstylesheet (#47394277) Attached to: When Beliefs and Facts Collide

... it is tough being so right about everything, like communism, welfare, "affirmative action", illegal immigration, the evils of state-run medicine, how "stimulus" will just entrench the economic malaise, etc., while your ideologically blinkered opponents just dig in their heels and deny the reality that is right in front of their faces.

Oh ... that's not what you meant? :)

"The geeks shall inherit the earth." -- Karl Lehenbauer