Re: Anthropologist for a weekend

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From: Adam L. Beberg (
Date: Tue Feb 29 2000 - 13:03:30 PST

On Tue, 29 Feb 2000, Carey Lening wrote:

> :) Oh so true it is..
> But for true validity checks you should have gone to multiple pool halls in
> varying socioeconomic areas and/or regions. I'd have no question however,
> that you'd find the exact same events unfolding, simply wealthier
> participants.

Ah, should have listed the location: middle/upperclass burbs.
The lack of good jobs is undoubtedly tied to lack of eduation, it's just
not a priority. Waitress and manual labor jobs seems to be the majority.

> Gap Kids just scare me, but sociology and the like is so wonderfully fun.
> Curious to see what your impression of the 'pool Chicks' was..

'pool chicks' fit under the identical, gossip, sex, 'what you thinking',
and chemical bullet points. Or in a word "ewwwww". They all think I'm
19 which was useful camouflage, but i guess that's what low
calorie/sun/carcinogen living gets ya :) [note to self, start smoking so
I look old enough for a VC to give money too]

Bottom line these people scare me, alot. But I still envy their ignorant
bliss. So glad we all live in a college [2% of humans] and FoRK enhanced
world/net. People may be intelligent, but our species is definately not.

The deeper question is if this is really the educational systems fault.
Is our educational system really that bad, or do do the vast majority of
humans just not have the DNA/upbringing/interest to be educated? I was
once able to teach a business major friend a semester of calculus in 4
hours and he got a B on the final, but i was unable the other night to
get someone to understand the concept of time zones - that it wasn't the
same time everywhere. So my vote is on the later scenario.

- Adam L. Beberg
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