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Old 06-10-2009, 09:10 AM
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Originally Posted by constantly gardening View Post
Also the credit isn't important to the western world because it was the Guttenberg printing press that changed the course of western history. That is why we learned about the printing press in the first place. We didn't learn about Guttenberg in the "credit for inventions" class. We learned about the printing press in "history" class because the printing press altered the course of western history. It wasn't a diabolical plot to rob a long dead Chinese man of his credit. The Guttenberg period of western history can not be understood without mention of the printing press. Its not Guttenberg that is important. It is the printing press that is important.
Yikes, after all this, His name is still misspelled .....
Poor guy ....
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:31 AM
Location: America's Kakistocracy
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Originally Posted by ako View Post
Just out of curiosity, what nationality of people do you think are the smartest?

Personally, I would say Korean because the Koreans in my school are always getting full marks on exams.

To claim that any nationality is 'smartest' is a leading question that has in inherent logical flaw. It assumes generalization and stereotyping--something that leads to the kind of venom read on this thread.

There is no 'smartest' nationality. If we wish to define 'smart' by 'highest IQ' (which in itself is debatable), you have a somewhat random sprinkling of high IQ over the entire planet. Now if you are talking about which nationalities have a better chance at being educated, that's different.


Individuals are 'smart'; nationalities are not.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:33 PM
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Perfect summation.

Time to put this sucker to bed.
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