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Equating Intelligence with a Degree is an indication of Inferior Intellect

"True words do not sound beautiful;
beautiful sounding words are not true...
Wise men are not scholars,
and scholars are not wise."

-Chapter 81, Tao Te Ching

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Side Score: 8

To me, this basically means, just because you have a college education doesn't mean you're smart and because you don't have one doesn't mean you're dumb. There is such a thing as an educated idiot; DC is loaded with them. One of the brightest people I ever did business with had no college; he was just plain smart.

Side: For the Motion

The fact that many of the finest ever in academia weren't the finest in their so called formal education proves how inefficient an idea it is to try to quantify intelligence through degrees. It doesn't take one much to observe that there is little to no actual emphasis on genuine learning and critical thinking in the larger scale. Most people who supposedly have "amazing grades" get through by mugging up texts in most places today.

In a world which holds the opinion of the majority to the highest regard, it's not surprising to see that the education system is designed to make the majority of mediocre intellect succeed.

Side: For the Motion
1 point

The fact that many of the finest ever in academia weren't the finest in their so called formal education proves how inefficient an idea it is to try to quantify intelligence through degrees. It doesn't take one much to observe that there is little to no actual emphasis on genuine learning and critical thinking in the larger scale.

And in your opinion, "critical thinking" is asserting that people who have degrees aren't intelligent because some people who don't have degrees are intelligent? You see, if you'd actually been to university, you'd have been taught that's stupid.

Side: Against the Motion
3 points

And in your opinion, "critical thinking" is asserting that people who have degrees aren't intelligent because some people who don't have degrees are intelligent? You see, if you'd actually been to university, you'd have been taught that's stupid.

If you'd spent half the time actually thinking, rather than rote mugging up stuff, you'd possibly know what I'm asserting in the first place.

This is why I call people from a university stupid(especially ones who think it's an indicator of intelligence). Seems like you haven't read my whole argument before you replied, but go on.. You stand to prove my argument.

Side: For the Motion
AntiThanos(7) Disputed
1 point

You see, if you'd actually been to university, you'd have been taught that's stupid.

It's a sad state of affairs that you need a school to explain to you why something is stupid.

Side: For the Motion
1 point

Wasn't Einstein a high school drop out? Most people would consider him to be pretty damn smart.

Side: For the Motion

Retarded. A university degree (usually) evidences that someone is capable of independent study and critical analysis. Some extensions of your retarded logic include:-

Equating athleticism with an Olympic medal is an indication of inferior intellect.

Equating combat ability with a military training certificate is an indication of inferior intellect.

Equating medical knowledge with a medical certificate is an indication of inferior intellect.

People go to university specifically to learn stuff, and if they pass it evidences that they learned stuff. Your theory that higher education is some sort of conspiracy to stop the very one thing it is supposed to be there for is born of your own semi-delusional envy, in combination with the fact that your ego is so overwhelmingly large it cannot comprehend the fact that it is owned by an imbecile.

Basic education can indeed be argued to be an exercise in preparing children for the adult world. As such, it is not necessarily all about intelligence but also conformity to authority. Higher education is directed at adults, and assumes that a person actually wants to learn, since nobody is forcing them to be there.

Side: Against the Motion
HoneyPie7(73) Disputed
1 point

People go to university specifically to learn stuff, and if they pass it evidences that they learned stuff. Your theory that higher education is some sort of conspiracy to stop the very one thing it is supposed to be there for is born of your own semi-delusional envy

Hitler turned education into a brainwashing seminar. You must have forgotten that. But you ARE brainwashed so..

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Side: For the Motion
ConsPuppet(18) Disputed
1 point

Rose are red,

Watches are gold,

Get on your knees,

And do as youโ€™re told.

Side: For the Motion
1 point

It is reasonable to assume that a college degree correlates to above average intelligence, as that is shown by the data. However, It is not reasonable to assume that a lack of a degree correlates to any given level of intelligence, high or low. A degree is an indicator, but a lack of a degree is not.

Side: Against the Motion
AntiThanos(7) Disputed
3 points

The unsaid thing here is that Liberals don't count education as education. For example, certifications in robotics, mechanics, CNC programming, AutoCADD, etc are not an "education" because you get those educations at vocational schools rather than a university. But you and I probably both agree that a person with an education in robotics and programming is more likely to be intelligent than a person with a degree in Liberal Arts or Journalism.

Side: For the Motion
Amarel(4910) Clarified
3 points

Considering the type of degree adds another complicating factor that I thought better to leave out. But yes, some degrees are more intellectually demanding than others.

Side: For the Motion
penisholer54(2) Disputed
2 points

In my expereince, people with degrees are usually dumb because they don't think for themselves and people with no degree are also dumb because they don't know jack diddly ding dong about anything.

Side: For the Motion