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Comment: Re:*Grabs a bowl of popcorn* (Score 1) 204

by aristotle-dude (#49500415) Attached to: Can High Intelligence Be a Burden Rather Than a Boon?

Geniuses who talk about their genius rather than their accomplishments are not really geniuses, as intelligence without application is pointless.

Then again, how could one self-assess the difference between being so smart that people can't follow what they're saying v/s being a really bad communicator who isn't really smart? Compound that with American society, in particular, where everyone's told that they're a winner even if they're not...

Are you aware that some people cannot "talk" about their accomplishments because of where they work?

Comment: Re:*Grabs a bowl of popcorn* (Score -1, Troll) 204

by aristotle-dude (#49500407) Attached to: Can High Intelligence Be a Burden Rather Than a Boon?

Well now, this should end up a wonderful thread full of angsty "geniuses" whining about how they can totally identify with the Termites because no one "gets" them.

When you point a finger at someone, you have the remainder pointing back at you. Take a long look in the mirror buddy.

Comment: Re:So (Score 3, Insightful) 164

Polyester leisure suits. Paul Williams. "Song of the South". Asbestos. Smoking. Thalidomide. As it has always been, and as it will always be.

What's wrong with Song of the South? Are you one of this lilly livered liberals who like to ignore and whitewash the past so that nobody can learn from it?

Comment: Re:Of course that Republican bitch... (Score 1, Insightful) 892

doesn't want labor t be able to negotiate higher pay. Their kind hates us and wants us to die. She is so Republican. She thinks we have no rights.

Really? She sounds more like a Democrat to me. I thought the mantra of the Democrat party was equality through mediocrity?

Comment: Dietrich Bonhoeffer died in prison for conscience (Score 1) 653

Basically some of you are saying that you would have sided with the third reich instead of someone like Bonhoeffer? He died in prison for refusing to go along with teachings that he found reprehensible. He took a stand against tyranny and paid for it with his life.

Comment: Re:Saudi Arabia, etc. (Score 1) 653

Are you aware the the law prior to the amendments made no mention of gays at all? It was basically, a right to refuse service based on your conscience. You support discrimination of people of conscience apparently. So you supported the nazis and opposed Dietrich Bonhoeffer? He died in prison for refusing to service the nazi agenda to force churches to teach pro-nazi propaganda.

Comment: A degree does not guarantee success. (Score 2) 397

by aristotle-dude (#49380833) Attached to: Why America's Obsession With STEM Education Is Dangerous
A degree will not guarantee success and a school will not inspire creative genius. It is something that one has to develop early in life. Look at all of the geniuses who have transformed our technological world who either never attended university or dropped out of university.

The problem with tech in numerous countries is that you are only hiring someone with a degree. Um, hello. A degree might be a somewhat safe predictor that the individual might have personal drive and ambition but that is about it. It does not predict whether they are creative or inspired but only that they can follow directions and regurgitate you teach them. They can certainly be a cog in the machine but there is no guarantee that they can lead and inspire others.

Companies need to stop relying solely on recruiting agencies and HR department matrices to weed out potential candidates. You should consider experience. Why would a company keep someone around for a long time and put them in areas of great importance and responsibility if they did not have confidence in their abilities?

You scratch my tape, and I'll scratch yours.