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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Care to document the bolded? I mean, I know you would not just make **** up...
    I work alongside them, do business with them, attend conferences with them, and generally run in their circles in multiple industries in 44 states. I have for years. The daily practices and belief structures among successful people doesn't vary much, and most of them put little stock or value in the college degrees they earned long before the real work started.

    Liberals, on the other hand, treat their degrees like a finish line, expecting a coronation that never comes, which only embitters them into a stalemated and neverending woe-is-me hatred for those that outperform them. Their only recourse is to steal away other's success through government intervention.

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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    I never realized dumber was a word. More dumb, mostly dumber, even dumbest....
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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    After 8 pages, I still can't tell if we are discussing intelligence or education. It's very possible to have little education yet to be quite intelligent or successful (or both).

    Some Americans are very dumb. Some Americans are not exactly dumb but their abilities have been impaired by computers. I try to do 50% of my math work on paper so I don't lose the skill. But even if I couldn't make change, it wouldn't mean I was dumb.

    Certainly other countries out-educate us. But we have plenty of very smart people in America and that's why we continue to be the most influential country in the world despite our marginal publicx school system.

    Political leans have to do with background and attitude, not "intelligence".

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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I work alongside them, do business with them, attend conferences with them, and generally run in their circles in multiple industries in 44 states. I have for years. The daily practices and belief structures among successful people doesn't vary much, and most of them put little stock or value in the college degrees they earned long before the real work started.

    Liberals, on the other hand, treat their degrees like a finish line, expecting a coronation that never comes, which only embitters them into a stalemated and neverending woe-is-me hatred for those that outperform them. Their only recourse is to steal away other's success through government intervention.
    So in other words you have no evidence to support your claim, you just made it up. I kinda expected as much.
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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    What does RACE have to do with this?
    Seems to me that with the problems blacks are having in general with regards to education, and the posted stats saying that liberals are the most educated; well I see something wrong with this. And I'm not saying that having more college educated people (without looking at the type of education) is necessarily better. But what you people obviously have is a party of educated elites with a bunch of disadvantaged people. How else can explain it? The OP premise that "we have more educated people and therefore are a better group".
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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Sorry, can't open the link.
    Here is the PDF that the source is based from: http://www.people-press.org/files/le...Party%20ID.pdf

    Delving into it, it further ruins yours and Erods claims. By education level, the biggest split in party identification is among those with a post-graduate degree, with 25 % identifying as republican, 39 % democrat. In fact, some one with a postgraduate degree is more likely to vote democrat than any other education level.
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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Seems to me that with the problems blacks are having in general with regards to education, and the posted stats saying that liberals are the most educated; well I see something wrong with this. And I'm not saying that having more college educated people (without looking at the type of education) is necessarily better. But what you people obviously have is a party of educated elites with a bunch of disadvantaged people. How else can explain it? The OP premise that "we have more educated people and therefore are a better group".
    Oh lordy, when caught out being wrong, you just twist the spin to try and make it fit your narrative.
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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Oh lordy, when caught out being wrong, you just twist the spin to try and make it fit your narrative.
    How am I wrong? Do a search, black students are not doing well on test scores. So seems that's indicative of the population in general. Consequently, how is my premise wrong.....unless the OP is wrong?
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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Here is the PDF that the source is based from: http://www.people-press.org/files/le...Party%20ID.pdf

    Delving into it, it further ruins yours and Erods claims. By education level, the biggest split in party identification is among those with a post-graduate degree, with 25 % identifying as republican, 39 % democrat. In fact, some one with a postgraduate degree is more likely to vote democrat than any other education level.
    Awesome, I have a post-graduate degree.
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    Re: US adults are dumber than the average human

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    How am I wrong? Do a search, black students are not doing well on test scores. So seems that's indicative of the population in general. Consequently, how is my premise wrong.....unless the OP is wrong?
    Which has what to do with the thread, other than you trying to race bait? You keep changing your premise, but at least your race baiting is consistent.
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