Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Intelligent Americans

College may not be for everyone, but surely stupidity like this can be dispelled without a four-year degree.

One relevant piece of context: Large minorities of Americans consistently say they hold wildly out-of-the-mainstream views, often specifically discredited beliefs. In some cases, those views should make them pretty profoundly alienated from one party or the other.

For instance:

22 percent believe President Bush knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance.
30 percent believe Saddam had weapons of mass destruction.
23 percent believe they've been in the presence of a ghost.
18 percent believe the sun revolves around the Earth.

People aren't that dumb, are they? Are they?

Okay, they probably are. :sigh:

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