Re: extropians-digest V3 #170

Cynthia Allingham (
Tue, 08 Dec 1998 16:48:57 -0800

Michael Lorrey wrote:

> Here's a question: If our education system is so poor, why do we have the
> highest rate of technological advancement,

Perhaps education isn't all that it is cracked up to be. A 150 years ago, wealth people who could afford doctors didn't do any better than poor people who didn't. Then the medical profession started testing treatments empirically, and they stopped using harmful treatments, and things slowly got better.

I would guess that education is at the same point the medical profession was at 150 years ago. I certainly know my fair share of over educated fools.