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I have a college educated friend that refers to anything not sold at say Whole Foods as being made of "chemicals". In addition to scientific illiteracy there is another common affliction I come across, innumeracy. I have a different friend that has a Ph.D. but doesn't know how to divide one fraction by another. These people are engaging, kind, interesting people with large circles of like-minded friends, but sometimes talking to them leaves me more than a bit frustrated.

I think this is a problem with the common perception that college education is synonymous with being smart/intelligent.

I think this is definitely not the case. I have more respect for the people who "get shit done" that sit around and hold clipboards.

It may have once been that those in high positions of academia where the best of the best but that's not always the case now.

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