Steve Sailer links to the following video: A Private Universe .
Alas, it seems that the smarter, more educated people aren’t any better at understanding things. But they are slightly more fluent at spontaneously producing nonsensical scientific statements. What a hope for our civilization!
Certainly there may have been selection to find only the most absurd and ignorant responses. But I have to wonder, given that students learn about the cause of the seasons by third grade of elementary school, what those Harvard grads majored in, what their fields of study were.
I also can’t help but wonder what would happen if you sat one of our political leaders down, presented them with three basic science questions and told they had to correctly answer at least one of them… then held guns to their heads and threatened to pull the trigger if they didn’t get it right.