Monday, September 22, 2008

Not Stupid: Crazy

A 17 nation poll found that 22 percent of respondents believed America or Israel were responsible for the 9/11 attacks:

source: World Public Opinion

Though people with greater education generally have greater exposure to news, those with greater education are only slightly more likely to attribute 9/11 to al Qaeda. [WPO Staff Director] Steven Kull comments, "It does not appear that these beliefs can simply be attributed to a lack of exposure to information."

1 comment:

Obloody Hell said...

Education doesn't teach wisdom or common sense.

If anything, modern education dulls it, replacing it with egotistical and arrogant presumptions of knowledge extention -- "I have a wide understanding of this complex topic. Therefore, I must also be able to understand and comment rationally on *all* complex topics."

It's the same sort of irrational reasoning so obvious in the semi-educated Hollywood Celebrity type.