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    Interesting facts on technological information....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL9Wu...layer_embedded

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    I've either already seen that video or seen a very similar one. Pretty cool music in the background....


    The thing that I always wonder about when people talk about other countries having such higher populations is what that actually translates into. I think that statistics concerning the number of patents, books published, etc. are far more telling indicators of a country's "value" than their populations. Additionally, even though America's students are falling behind in many ways it doesn't matter how many honor students you have if there are no laboratories, R & D firms, etc. for them to actually create things through. On top of that, our higher education system still has exchange students flocking to it and gives more meaningful degrees in some cases. Their doctors and engineers are not the same as our doctors and engineers.

    Thanks for the link
    Last edited by Citizen85; 11-05-2009, 11:48 AM.
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”

    — John Stuart Mill

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      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQFTU...eature=related
      "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”

      — John Stuart Mill

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Citizen85 View Post
        Their doctors and engineers are not the same as our doctors and engineers.
        Who's "they"? There are some fine doctors and engineers overseas. I didn't see it as a political statement, just interesting statistics.

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          Originally posted by JasperST View Post
          Who's "they"? There are some fine doctors and engineers overseas.
          Absolutely agree with you on that one. I am just pointing out that oftentimes they get their degrees at Western Universities, the Professors are often trained in Western Universities, the text books are written by Westerners, they often come to the West to practice their trade. I don't know too much about the doctors angle but I have read some literature indicating that what many country's consider an "engineer" is what we would consider an engineering technician.

          Originally posted by JasperST View Post
          I didn't see it as a political statement,
          Everything can be taken to have inherent political implications but I did not take this to be a political thread either.......perhaps you were just confused because we don't usually see eye to eye
          "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”

          — John Stuart Mill

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            I figured out where I thought I had seen that before. My girlfriend showed me the previous version. Many teachers see that sort of stuff as a "call to arms" you know prepare students to compete globally etc.
            "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”

            — John Stuart Mill

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