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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby Always Credited » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:30 pm

d34dluk3 wrote:Lol at people who judge intelligence from knowledge of facts.


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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby Veyron » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:35 pm

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newrich wrote:So, I was just at a family bbq. And my older cousin was telling people that he was going to Northwestern Law School. Yet, no one even made a big deal about it, until I chimed in. Than, out of curiosity, I named some other universities, such as MIT, Penn, Duke, Dartmouth, Cornell, Boston College, etc. And no one besides my cousin knew that they were good colleges. Why are people so uninformed or uneducated??


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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby Veyron » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:38 pm

You Gotta Have Faith wrote:
stratocophic wrote:
im_blue wrote:Three of the following med schools are ranked in the top 15. The others are not in the top 30. Without looking at US News, name the three.

Boston Univ
Brown
Dartmouth
Georgetown
Pittsburgh
Univ of Washington
USC
Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt ALL HAIL - other than that ???


My guess would be Vandy, Brown... and perhaps Dartmouth?
I would think that Brown should be up there based on how difficult it is to get into their program.

However... this whole thing can be misleading, because the Med schools really have two sets of rankings. If you're referencing the primary care (or non-research) rankings, then I believe that Univ. of Washington is nearly always in the top 5 or so. And some of the others are not.

But in the end, I just don't pay as much attention to Med School rankings. And the Med schools don't care about them as much as law schools do either. I know that Harvard, J. Hopkins, WUSTL are always in the top three (the YHS, if you will), but beyond that, I don't pay much attention.


Ding, moar like Harvard, Penn, Hopkins. Sorry about your tiny pink frontal lobotomy bro.

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby dakatz » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:55 pm

capitalacq wrote:
dakatz wrote:
newrich wrote:So, I was just at a family bbq. And my older cousin was telling people that he was going to Northwestern Law School. Yet, no one even made a big deal about it, until I chimed in. Than, out of curiosity, I named some other universities, such as MIT, Penn, Duke, Dartmouth, Cornell, Boston College, etc. And no one besides my cousin knew that they were good colleges. Why are people so uninformed or uneducated??


That seems like a ridiculous gauge of "stupidity". I have numerous people in my family who are very successful at various trades. A few finished college but many didn't, and they became electricians, carpenters, etc. They make really nice livings for themselves based on their technical knowledge and experience, yet they don't know the first thing about which schools are good and which aren't. For example, I told them I got into U. Chicago and Cornell. They had never heard of Chicago, and one only knew Cornell since he loves college hockey. That makes them stupid? I don't think so.

They are stupid.


I hope you are joking, or else you are as pathetic as the OP.

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby You Gotta Have Faith » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:23 am

Veyron wrote:
You Gotta Have Faith wrote:
stratocophic wrote:
im_blue wrote:Three of the following med schools are ranked in the top 15. The others are not in the top 30. Without looking at US News, name the three.

Boston Univ
Brown
Dartmouth
Georgetown
Pittsburgh
Univ of Washington
USC
Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt ALL HAIL - other than that ???


My guess would be Vandy, Brown... and perhaps Dartmouth?
I would think that Brown should be up there based on how difficult it is to get into their program.

However... this whole thing can be misleading, because the Med schools really have two sets of rankings. If you're referencing the primary care (or non-research) rankings, then I believe that Univ. of Washington is nearly always in the top 5 or so. And some of the others are not.

But in the end, I just don't pay as much attention to Med School rankings. And the Med schools don't care about them as much as law schools do either. I know that Harvard, J. Hopkins, WUSTL are always in the top three (the YHS, if you will), but beyond that, I don't pay much attention.


Ding, moar like Harvard, Penn, Hopkins. Sorry about your tiny pink frontal lobotomy bro.


Look at the past 5 to 10 years worth of rankings, not just this year. You'll see what I'm talking about (or maybe you won't). Harvard then Hopkins, sure. But after that, usually it's WUSTL/Penn. But I guess not this year.

Again though, Med school students just don't care nearly as much. All of those top 10 or so schools are great. They just don't pick a different school because it is higher ranked in USNWR.

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby jayn3 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:27 am

Veyron wrote:
rv11 wrote:
newrich wrote:So, I was just at a family bbq. And my older cousin was telling people that he was going to Northwestern Law School. Yet, no one even made a big deal about it, until I chimed in. Than, out of curiosity, I named some other universities, such as MIT, Penn, Duke, Dartmouth, Cornell, Boston College, etc. And no one besides my cousin knew that they were good colleges. Why are people so uninformed or uneducated??


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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby capitalacq » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:30 am

dakatz wrote:
capitalacq wrote:
dakatz wrote:
newrich wrote:So, I was just at a family bbq. And my older cousin was telling people that he was going to Northwestern Law School. Yet, no one even made a big deal about it, until I chimed in. Than, out of curiosity, I named some other universities, such as MIT, Penn, Duke, Dartmouth, Cornell, Boston College, etc. And no one besides my cousin knew that they were good colleges. Why are people so uninformed or uneducated??


That seems like a ridiculous gauge of "stupidity". I have numerous people in my family who are very successful at various trades. A few finished college but many didn't, and they became electricians, carpenters, etc. They make really nice livings for themselves based on their technical knowledge and experience, yet they don't know the first thing about which schools are good and which aren't. For example, I told them I got into U. Chicago and Cornell. They had never heard of Chicago, and one only knew Cornell since he loves college hockey. That makes them stupid? I don't think so.

They are stupid.


I hope you are joking, or else you are as pathetic as the OP.

perhaps your stupidity is genetic then.

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby shoop » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:27 pm

I grew up in bumfuck nowhere, and no one from my hometown had heard of my top-20 UG that was only 500 miles from home. Most people from my high school didn't bother with college, so they had no practical need to waste brain space memorizing rankings or thinking about schools they were too dumb to get into, yanno?

On the flip side, there are probably a lot of people who attend NU law who don't know the best way to put obnoxiously large tires on a beat-up pickup truck, or the name of America's most famous rodeo champ, or the shake-n-bake process for methamphetamine synthesis, because they're not from a town/segment of society that values those sorts of skills and knowledge. I think OP is making a big jump in equating lack of law school ranking knowledge with general stupidity, when it's really more a matter of context and relevance. It doesn't surprise me at all that most people who don't aspire to the legal professions don't know much about law schools.

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:42 pm

I've had a similar experience as OP! I was telling my family about how I really wanted to go to Yale and they seemed unimpressed. YET, when I told them I had friends going to other similarly elite schools like Harvard, Columbia, BU, and U Chicago, they were totally impressed!

Why are people so dumb????

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby capitalacq » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:08 pm

Blindmelon wrote:I've had a similar experience as OP! I was telling my family about how I really wanted to go to Yale and they seemed unimpressed. YET, when I told them I had friends going to other similarly elite schools like Harvard, Columbia, BU, and U Chicago, they were totally impressed!

Why are people so dumb????

I don't get why that would be dumb? who the fuck really wants to go to yale

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby capitalacq » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:08 pm

Blindmelon wrote:I've had a similar experience as OP! I was telling my family about how I really wanted to go to Yale and they seemed unimpressed. YET, when I told them I had friends going to other similarly elite schools like Harvard, Columbia, BU, and U Chicago, they were totally impressed!

Why are people so dumb????

I don't get why that would be dumb? who the fuck really wants to go to yale

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby dramaticpaws » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:20 pm

Blindmelon wrote:I've had a similar experience as OP! I was telling my family about how I really wanted to go to Yale and they seemed unimpressed. YET, when I told them I had friends going to other similarly elite schools like Harvard, Columbia, BU, and U Chicago, they were totally impressed!

Why are people so dumb????


Maybe because you wanting to go somewhere isn't nearly as impressive as people who are actually attending prestigious programs...

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:21 pm

dramaticpaws wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:I've had a similar experience as OP! I was telling my family about how I really wanted to go to Yale and they seemed unimpressed. YET, when I told them I had friends going to other similarly elite schools like Harvard, Columbia, BU, and U Chicago, they were totally impressed!

Why are people so dumb????


Maybe because you wanting to go somewhere isn't nearly as impressive as people who are actually attending prestigious programs...

I'd really like to go to Yale, too. EVERYONE BE IMPRESSED WITH ME!

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:22 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
dramaticpaws wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:I've had a similar experience as OP! I was telling my family about how I really wanted to go to Yale and they seemed unimpressed. YET, when I told them I had friends going to other similarly elite schools like Harvard, Columbia, BU, and U Chicago, they were totally impressed!

Why are people so dumb????


Maybe because you wanting to go somewhere isn't nearly as impressive as people who are actually attending prestigious programs...

I'd really like to go to Yale, too. EVERYONE BE IMPRESSED WITH ME!


. . . nevermind.

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby jmhendri » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:24 pm

dramaticpaws wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:I've had a similar experience as OP! I was telling my family about how I really wanted to go to Yale and they seemed unimpressed. YET, when I told them I had friends going to other similarly elite schools like Harvard, Columbia, BU, and U Chicago, they were totally impressed!

Why are people so dumb????


Maybe because you wanting to go somewhere isn't nearly as impressive as people who are actually attending prestigious programs...


lol@ his family knowing he probably wouldn't get in.

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby Fark-o-vision » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:29 pm

No, what are you aren't understanding is that university prestige is largely regional...never mind. I wanted to top this thing off with some gas, but I guess I'll let everyone go back to demonstrating how understanding and non-elitist they are.

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:30 pm

jmhendri wrote:
dramaticpaws wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:I've had a similar experience as OP! I was telling my family about how I really wanted to go to Yale and they seemed unimpressed. YET, when I told them I had friends going to other similarly elite schools like Harvard, Columbia, BU, and U Chicago, they were totally impressed!

Why are people so dumb????


Maybe because you wanting to go somewhere isn't nearly as impressive as people who are actually attending prestigious programs...


lol@ his family knowing he probably wouldn't get in.


I think its more common knowledge that schools like Harvard, Columbia, BU and UChicago have more prestige than schools like Yale, etc.

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:34 pm

Blindmelon wrote:I think its more common knowledge that schools like Harvard, Columbia, BU and UChicago have more prestige than schools like Yale, etc.

LOL!

QF hilarity.

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby jmhendri » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:36 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:I think its more common knowledge that schools like Harvard, Columbia, BU and UChicago have more prestige than schools like Yale, etc.

LOL!

QF hilarity.


srsly!!

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:36 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:I think its more common knowledge that schools like Harvard, Columbia, BU and UChicago have more prestige than schools like Yale, etc.

LOL!

QF hilarity.


::facepalm:: I can't take it anymore... seriously. I was being sarcastic. OP is obviously a BC troll - I go to BU so I was mimicking. How do you people not get this? Did law school rip out your common sense?
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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:37 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:I think its more common knowledge that schools like Harvard, Columbia, BU and UChicago have more prestige than schools like Yale, etc.

LOL!

QF hilarity.


QF for the most heinous UChi trolling of all time.

People in chicago confuse UChi with University of Illinois at Chicago repeatedly.

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:39 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:I think its more common knowledge that schools like Harvard, Columbia, BU and UChicago have more prestige than schools like Yale, etc.

LOL!

QF hilarity.


QF for the most heinous UChi trolling of all time.

People in chicago confuse UChi with University of Illinois at Chicago repeatedly.


Yup, I'm a UChicago troll. You got me!

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby jmhendri » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:40 pm

Blindmelon wrote:
::facepalm:: I can't take it anymore... seriously. I was being sarcastic. OP is obviously a BC troll - I go to BU so I was mimicking. How do you people not get this? Did law school rip out your common sense?


TLS has thrashed my subtle sarcasm detector.

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:40 pm

Blindmelon wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:I think its more common knowledge that schools like Harvard, Columbia, BU and UChicago have more prestige than schools like Yale, etc.

LOL!

QF hilarity.


::facepalm:: I can't take it anymore... seriously. I was being sarcastic. OP is obviously a BC troll - I go to BU so I was mimicking. How do you people not get this? Did law school rip out your common sense?


To be fair, that sarcasm detection fail was the product of a cluster of 0Ls.

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Re: Why is the general public so stupid?

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:53 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:I think its more common knowledge that schools like Harvard, Columbia, BU and UChicago have more prestige than schools like Yale, etc.

LOL!

QF hilarity.


::facepalm:: I can't take it anymore... seriously. I was being sarcastic. OP is obviously a BC troll - I go to BU so I was mimicking. How do you people not get this? Did law school rip out your common sense?


To be fair, that sarcasm detection fail was the product of a cluster of 0Ls.

Not being able to detect sarcasm from words typed on a computer screen is clearly based on my status as a 0L and has nothing to do with lack of intonation/the fact that a lot of people on TLS really do say shit like that. Thank you for your insight. I'll go crawl back into a hole for a few months until 1L has bestowed this magical gift of sarcasm detection upon me.




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