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Friday, November 20, 2009

People are getting dumber

True fact!!!


Without using any prior knowledge, like it would have been in the past, try to make metal from rocks

1 comment:

  1. No, no, no. Even making metal from rocks required previous knowledge. It was passed down from your grandfather to your father and from your father to you. And even then, it would take a while to learn it and perfect it, maybe into your forties. That also was a long time when life expectancy was only around forty. We have the same capacity for learning as we ever have, we only direct it to different goals than to make metal from rocks, because we don't need to. We have a machine for that, and a guy who knows how to run the machine. The guy who runs the machine could never hope to get metal from rocks as fast as the machine, but he knows how to run it, and it is much more efficient.

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