Thursday, January 31, 2013

Blog Post #2 / DID YOU KNOW?

After the credits rolled by, the first factoid slide reads "Think about this - The 25% of the population of India with the highest IQ's outnumber the entire population of the United States" So I thought about the statement and what was the statement trying to say, what was its point? Was it trying to say that 25% of India is more intelligent than the entire population of the United States? Well, I googled 2012 populations for India (rounded down to 1.2 billion) China (rounded down to 1.3 billion) and the United States (rounded down to 300 million). That means India has four times as many people as the United States does! The statement as I understand it is comparing a percentage of a number in this case 1.2 billion to a non-percentage number 300 million, this sounds like comparing apples and oranges. If 25% of India's population has an above average IQ then what percentage of the United State's population has the same above average IQ?
If the point of the lesson/statement is that India is doing a better job to educate its people than the United States that may very well be true; I have viewed statistics that rank the education received in the US well below other countries. I truly believe the direction that education is now taking with technology is the way of the future. A thought comes to mind from a Bible lesson where man/mankind all spoke one language and men worked together to build a city with a structure/tower that would reach to the heavens and there meet God. Now God disapproved of this and I quote "If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other."(GENESIS 11:6,7) Technology is breeching the language barrier between all the world's people and the future will make all things possible through communication, imagination, creativity, and education. That's all I have to say!

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