there's also a slightly more benign (insofar as evils being on a grade) explanation; covering asses.
There is nothing benign about doing the wrong thing and removing one's freedoms. If anything, the fact that this is there to prevent penalty for what is otherwise a criminal act is exactly the opposite of benign!
... you know, some of us use the term partner because we wish to emphasize our commitment to each other, instead of the sex of our lover.
If that is the case then "husband" would be an equally despicable word.
An education beyond intelligence most likely results in rejection of the information due to a lack of understanding.
Or parroting information without understanding, like so many students do on their exams that ultimately lead to their graduation and completion of education.
On the heirarchy of knowledge, data becomes information, information becomes knowledge, and knowledge becomes wisdom. In education, we present previously understood information in hopes of developing knowledge. In reality, it's nothing more than data to the student, some of whom will internalize it as desired, but many will not.
You can test this with people. All you have to do is listen to someone describe something a little technical, such as selecting a sorting algorithm, a specific PRNG algorithm, or a statistical model, and then ask them "why?"
"You're a fucking moron and your code is crap."
Where did Linus say this? If you're going to associate him with it, you should be able to back it up.
Is that result due to cooperation resulting from the yelling, or is that due to a powerful prima donna browbeating everyone to follow his singular lead?
Does it really matter if the result is that the team is better for it?
If you didn't have to work so hard, you'd have more time to be depressed.