Tyndmyr wrote: Adacore wrote: ahammel wrote:
How did somebody place a dot on the islands south of New Zealand... That's pretty much as far away from Ukraine as you can get.
I expect they were taking the piss.
Yeah, I would discount any points in North America or Oceania as being people probably giving deliberately incorrect answers. I wonder if that would correlate with people who endorse military action and, thus, explain the result (or part of the results) of the survey? I can see that people who would consider it a good idea to fuck with surveys like that might also consider it a good idea to be reckless with military action. And I can also see that if you're going to fuck with a survey by giving the wrongest answer for the geography question, you'd probably also respond to the military intervention question with 'yes' if you weren't taking it seriously, because it's a more 'active' answer.
Yeah, it casts doubt on the conclusion overall. If a person will BS one answer, he'll BS another. There might be no correlation at all(or a much weaker one) in actuality, but simply a trend in trolling is being measured. Which could be interesting, I suppose, but not in the same way.
I wonder how much of those "86% of americans/whatevers don't know #basicfact" things you see endlessly are the result of a similar effect. Either straight up trolling, or just randomly clicking through answers seems likely to happen at least some of the time.
Our People are profoundly undereducated.
Our People have little respect for their own minds and less for the minds of others.
It is surprising how much some people know.
I met a Poor Homeless Man.
He was starving. I kept him and fed him until he was a little stronger.
I did what little I could to get him Food Stamps. I did not do enough.
While he was staying with me, he looked at one of my books.
He was able to pick out the Pyrenees Mountains.
He was proud of his knowledge.
I was impressed.
He knew Mountain Ranges all over the world.
He was rare and he knows it.
All his knowledge does not protect him on The Streets.
How stupid are Our People?
It is a Good Question.
Our people do not know how to Think!
To Think is like To Walk.
If you don't walk for Fifteen Years, You might be a bit weak and need to learn how to walk over again.
If you don't walk for Fifteen Years, Your legs may be deformed.
Walking may never be graceful and easy for a person that did not Walk for Fifteen Years.
The same goes for Thinking. The Nation of the US needs Critical Thinking courses.
Not memorizing Facts about borders that can change with the wave of a hand.
Learning to say, "What do I know and How do I know it."
over and over until the answers start to make sense.
Maybe you don't know any Americans that have lost what little mind they ever had.
I do know such people. The old saying is true. "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste."
US citizens have Normal Functioning Brains.
US citizens have been taught to use them Wrong or Not At All.
Who taught our people that?
The TV. The Movies. The Radio. Each other.
Nearly everyone in this nation is very well informed.
About the Flight that went down in the Maylay Void.
Many if not most of Our People can not answer the questions, "What do I know? How do I know it?"
Yes! How to answer poorly written questions?
I don't know. The Sun is Not stationary.
It moves, we move, Where are we in an ever changing Universe?
What do you know? How do you know it?
Are you taking The Word of others?
How do you know Our Sun is blowing through space drug along on an outer spiral arm?
That's not the way things look.
Who are The People going to believe?
You or The Pretty People on TV?
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.