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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

History Pop Quiz

The Only Surviving Silhouette Of John Adams' Inauguration Speech Broadcast

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... Only 27% of Americans knew which country we fought in the Cold War – the Soviet Union -- and even fewer, 25%, knew the name of the current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, which is John Roberts.Scholars agree that one reason for the poor results is that America has a complex political system, which can take years to fully understand...
I really cannot agree with this.

This is like saying that the very complex human brain evolved so that mankind could roll in mud wallows without swallowing great gobs of offal.
Intelligence is intended for complex tasks.

Even more complex than remembering John Roberts' name.

Things like remembering Justice Thomas' name... that's a poser.


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