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How can a country that has so many top universities still have an average population that is so dumb: most Americans believe that the Earth is no more than 10,000 years old.

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Jeremiah. 5:21 (King James version): "Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not."
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Karl Marx had it wrong on economics....but, he sure had religion pegged right.

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Karl Marx had it wrong on economics....but, he sure had religion pegged right.

Yes he did, then Karl got religious about communism.
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How can a country that has so many top universities still have an average population that is so dumb: most Americans believe that the Earth is no more than 10,000 years old.
Both you and that statement are retarded..

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How can a country that has so many top universities still have an average population that is so dumb: most Americans believe that the Earth is no more than 10,000 years old.
Um where is your source for that crap??

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How can a country that has so many top universities still have an average population that is so dumb: most Americans believe that the Earth is no more than 10,000 years old.
If you are referring to US as that country, its average population may be considered as elite or reasonably educated compared to most countries. I consider my self an average US citizen and I'm offended by your generalization. Also, not knowing the true age of Earth does not make me dumb.

I would like to know what point are you trying to make in posting the subject.
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Last time I checked I believe only 25% of the USA populace has a 4 year degree. Only around 10% of those have a masters, doctorate, or advanced degree. That leaves a vast naive majority for the too smart by half republicans to easily manipulate and strike fear into.
From my experience the USA does have a very well educated populace when compared to most LARGE/DIVERSE first world countries. Maybe even the best in the world when taken into this significant context. The American populace now suffers from a lack of social and political learning due in no small fact that they have not in the recent history needed such education.

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