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People Getting Dumber? Human Intelligence Has Declined Since Victorian Era, Research Suggests

People Getting Dumber? Human Intelligence Has Declined Since Victorian Era, Research Suggests

Commented May 22, 2013 at 16:17:06 in Science

“Literacy in the 19th century was almost 100%. You only have to look at "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine, the pamphlet that ignited the Revolution, for proof. 500,000 copies were sold to a population of 3million. That would be the equivalent of 50million copies sold today.

Your average person probably can't even understand "Common Sense" today.

America was one of the most well read countries in the world at the time...if not the most and it was all due to one-room school houses. I suggest you check out the work of John Taylor Gatto and his "The Ultimate History Lesson". You'll be amazed at what they don't teach us in government indoctrination centers.”

liltrix on May 22, 2013 at 16:36:16

“You couldn't be more off.  During the time of the publication of "Common Sense" the literacy rate was only 50% and that was not including women or blacks.  That was only white men.  In 1870, the literacy rate was only 80%.  For blacks it was 80% illiterate.  By 1979, we have a  .6% illiteracy rate for whites and a 1.6% illiteracy rate for blacks.  It's obvious Public Education was a big factor to educating the country on these matters.  The problem with education today is that they teach to tests.  So of course they aren't going to teach what is necessary and important like Common Sense or the functions of government etc.  You can blame apathetic people who think education is to teach creationism, historical revisionism and over patriotic dogma about our country rather than the truth.  Kids lose interest and then drop out if taught to tests.  What do you expect?  Teaching to tests doesn't engage the mind whatsoever.”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 14:05:10 in Politics

“Whatever you say lady.”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 13:45:15 in Politics

“Guilt by association?”

BlueKoi on Nov 15, 2012 at 14:56:44

“Sure why not,, The right does it all the time.”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 10:54:52 in Politics

“Perhaps you should consult a map.”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 10:53:30 in Politics

“If you actually read on your own instead of just taking other people's opinions as your own, you might learn something.

In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.
- Autobiography of Mark Twain”

BlueKoi on Nov 15, 2012 at 10:59:34

“Very condescending of you . But I dont have that high an opinion of Twain.... Lets leave the abstracts of von Mises and Hayek behind and lets talk about what Ron Paul believes .... I'm pretty sure Twain wouldnt agree with them either”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 10:50:36 in Politics

“I'll give you a hint: If they used force against anyone then they weren't Ron Paul followers.”

BlueKoi on Nov 15, 2012 at 10:53:04

“Yet Ron Paul calls himself a "Republican"”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 10:47:12 in Politics

“You gonna use the ol' "I'm rubber and you're glue" line next?”

BlueKoi on Nov 15, 2012 at 10:49:50

“I think you just used it.”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 00:25:17 in Politics

“Keep them eyes closed. It's easier to be an unthinking reactionary that way.”

BlueKoi on Nov 15, 2012 at 01:05:18

“Reactionaries tend to be right wing. Like you”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 00:24:05 in Politics

“You mean a low moral base? You mean the low moral base of non-aggression?”

BlueKoi on Nov 15, 2012 at 01:04:16

“non-agression? We saw the aggressiveness in Ron Pauls Tea Party followers .”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 00:21:29 in Politics

“What a violent person you are.”

Lady1genius on Nov 15, 2012 at 11:17:40

“I'm not a violent person at all... until you threaten me.”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 00:18:51 in Politics

“Arguing that a nation not letting a state or colony secede because it would be a loss of revenue is a non sequitur?

You're arguing that a nation wouldn't allow a state or colony to secede because it would be a blow to national sovereignty. I'm arguing against that. Leaders of nations don't have high morals or principles. They care about power and money. Letting a state or colony secede would shrink their tax base.”

Stuart Hamilton on Nov 15, 2012 at 00:24:20

“Non sequitur:  "I'm sorry but Canada is a part of America, though I'm pretty sure you mean that Canada was never part of the United States of America."

No need to continue.”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 20:58:17 in Politics

“dem·a·gogue/ˈdeməˌgäg/
Noun:

A political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.

Me thinks you don't know what the word means. Appealing to popular desires and prejudices would be more in the realm of "lets make the rich pay their fair share", "we need free healthcare for everyone", "they hate us for our freedoms", "they're waging a war on women", you know the major talking points of the political class.

If Ron Paul was appealing to "popular" desires and prejudices he would have been saying the same things every other politician was saying and definitely not talking about ending wars, ending the Fed, liberty, self-responsibility, etc...”

BlueKoi on Nov 14, 2012 at 21:42:12

“Ron Paul appeals to a lowe more base meme in the paranoid far right that believes that all govt is the enemy .”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 20:09:23 in Politics

“I did. You didn't get it.”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 20:06:07 in Politics

“I'm sorry but Canada is a part of America, though I'm pretty sure you mean that Canada was never part of the United States of America. This is true but I never said otherwise.

What I said was Canada and the US are both sovereign nations and they live peacefully beside each other. The same could happen with Texas and the US. "Could" is the key word there.

I'm not linking sovereignty with taxation. I was pointing out why central governments don't just let states or colonies secede peacefully...because it's lost income.”

Stuart Hamilton on Nov 14, 2012 at 22:19:19

“Non Sequitur:  an inference or a conclusion that does not follow from the premises.”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 19:59:19 in Politics

“That's a choice. There is no law of nature that says that has to be the case, is my point.”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 19:56:53 in Politics

“as·ser·tion
   [uh-sur-shuhn]
noun
1. a positive statement or declaration, often without support or reason.”

BlueKoi on Nov 14, 2012 at 19:59:12

“Just make your point without trying to impress us with your "brilliance".”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 19:51:55 in Politics

“Where did I mention anything about sovereign citizen?”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 19:50:24 in Politics

“Oh but you do care. That's why you spend so much time trying to marginalize Ron Paul.”

BlueKoi on Nov 14, 2012 at 20:00:14

“No really I dont care,, it's just really a lot of fun to do.He's an easy target. Demogogues usually are .”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 18:46:47 in Politics

“The only reason the 13 colonies had to fight for their independence was because England wouldn't just let them go. Lincoln could have prevented the deaths of 675,000 people by doing the exact same thing.

If anyone is wanting to see US bombers attacking Texas it's you and all the people who keep saying that those who want to secede are anti-Murican. Just let them go.”

Lady1genius on Nov 14, 2012 at 21:53:34

“YOU people can leave. What you may NOT do is drag the rest of your state with you. I swear you people are dangerous, and should be dealt with as such.”

starchildjg24 on Nov 14, 2012 at 19:08:22

“Sorry, no. Not going to happen.”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 18:20:52 in Politics

“Please show some evidence of "[heaping] praise on groups like the KKK". Ron Paul is for individual liberty and is anti-collectivist. Racism is collectivist.

All you do is throw around ad hominems and guilt by association and unsubstantiated assertions. You're a sad product of the government indoctrination system.

Perhaps if you said "cult" or "cult-like worship" some more it'd have more impact...ooo and racist too, that'd do it.”

BlueKoi on Nov 14, 2012 at 18:47:49

“Libertarianism is the politics of sociopathy.”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 18:14:26 in Politics

“How are they anti-American? Are you saying that the government is America?

Secessionist are anti-US Federal Government.”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 18:05:32 in Politics

“That's right. Don't read the information for yourself, just go by what other people say about him.

Makes it easier to be controlled that way.”
Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 18:01:03 in Politics

“Please explain the difference.

Definition of SECEDE
: to withdraw from an organization”

franchise2m on Nov 14, 2012 at 18:59:36

“Guns!!!”
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