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- Apr 29, 2017
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- On The Way Home To Earth
Two millennia ago people were using computers to track astronomical movements, they invented underwater concrete so they could create seaports where none existed, they created aqueducts with slopes of 1” to every 10’ to carry water hundreds of miles to supply their cities with fresh water, they built bridges, roads, auditoriums, and arenas that are still in use today, they built giant arched and domed buildings that not only baffle us today on how they built it, but still stand despite centuries of earthquakes.
Today in 2021 we think people can control the weather, people can change sex on a whim, there’s no difference between male and female, socialism works if done right next time, buildings and stadiums are torn down because they’re falling apart after 40 years, most people today have no clue where basic needs come from outside of a store they totally rely upon.
Do not confuse intelligence with knowledge. Or knowledge with wisdom. People today may have a smart phone but can’t even figure out how to tighten the loose bolt on the garage door without being told how to do it. People today may know they can dress little boys up as girls and send them out in public that way, but have no concept about how unwise they are.
And it’s not just my observation:
Our technology may be getting smarter, but a provocative new study suggests human intelligence is on the decline. In fact, it indicates that Westerners h...m.huffpost.com
I’ve wondered for years if humanity is getting dumber——— one look at the world might make you wonder so. People used to be highly dependent on themselves— reasoning and perception, for their survival, now, the average person can’t conduct their simple daily affairs without carrying a miniature computer with them complete with internet and phone access in order to bring with them a knowledge base and people to turn to for assistance.
People today are more EDUCATED, but are they smarter? It would seem that today, people are more TRAINED to be highly specialized in some very small niche field and may have great knowledge and skill within that small domain yet lack basic understanding of huge areas in everyday life.
I’m always reminded of the story of the professor who taught theory of carburetion yet couldn’t FIND the carburetor on a car motor to save his life.
Most people today know little or nothing of basic skills needed to fix a car, take care of a house (hire people instead), fix things, hunt for food, survive in the wild, live without electricity, make things, come up with creative solutions to normal problems, don’t know their history, have a poor grasp of the world, poor science and math skills, and have little or no understanding of the universe around them off the surface of the Earth (I was once asked whether the Moon or the Sun was closer).