Re: How Smart Are We?
"power corrupts, absolute power absolutely corrupts."
So then, your argument is that ignorance multiplied by millions is smarter than smart multiplied by thousands?
As to arrogance coming through education... really? The most arrogant people I know are poorly educated yet successful people. It seems to go with "I am a self-made man" persona. The educated people I know are rarely arrogant, and they are rarely wrong (they know enough to shut up about the stuff they do not know about).
I would add one other bit of wisdom I picked up years ago. When dealing with the unknown, the group is always smarter than any individual in that group.
"There is no gain in arguing with a poo flinging monkey. While his
gibbering and raucous cries of victory may seem obnoxious in your ears
as you walk away, he will soon be quietly sitting behind his bars again
and licking his own feces off his fingers as you carry on with your day."