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JC Political Thread - For all things political Part 2

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by minux, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Rajesh Koothrappali

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    So he was young and ignorant like most current students back in his day too? So what? He grew up, he smartened up and now has a much more intelligent point of view.
     
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    It's not a more intelligent point of view, it's a more informed one. Students have an "acquired" opinion, it's not until they get out in the real world that they realize what they were taught is all rainbows and unicorns.
     
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    Grennan Slayer of Stupid Threads

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    A lot can change in 27 years. Anything said or done as a student is from a totally different mindset.

    I know when I was a student (funnily enough, I was doing Arts Law as well) I was very sympathetic towards their view (infact if you go back to the other Political thread you will probably see me fighting minux because I was more Labor leaning), the lifestyle creates so much bias. Eating MiGoreng for the 5th day straight sucks and you want to yell at someone.

    Then I got a full time job, went from Uni to my job 6 days a week then I became much more bias against the people that weren't working and had their hands out.
     
  5. Rajesh Koothrappali

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    WTF? No idea what yo're talking about there. Stupid rarely makes me smile. If it makes you smile, cool.

    Errrr, last I checked, being more informed make you more intelligent. Anyway, we are both saying the same thing using different words. :D
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    Bottom line is that 95% of people agree that something needs to be done with the budgetary situation however 99% of people will have a reason why they shouldn't be asked to contribute more and an argument why somebody else should!
     
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    now he's morphed into a useless right wing lunatic.
    His fees have been paid for him
    So now he couldn't give a **** about anyone else.
    At least he got his arts degree
     
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    Maybe he "was young and naive"? That excuse seems to work for fraudulently signing stat decs and rorting union funds, surely it is ok for this scenario?
     
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    The force is strong with this one.

    Maybe he does give a ****, which is why he is making these changes so that in the future people can still access university?
     
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    How is it that you can't understand the reality of the situation? Is it a matter of you can't understand, or that you simply refuse to?

    It always amazes me that people can't see reason. That they don't appear to have any sort of common sense.

    It's because he gives a **** about everyone they he's taking the action he's taking! Useless right wing lunatic? WOW!!! Really? I suggest to move out of Australia as quickly as possible. Trust me, it's for the good of the country.
     
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    No it doesn't, it makes you more learned. You are as intelligent as you will ever get. People can't get smarter, they just learn more and make informed decisions on what they have learned.

    With age comes wisdom, not intelligence.
     
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    Jesterarts Your freedom ends where mine begins

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    NOT that I want to get into a big debate about this, but technically you can become more intelligent.

    Intelligence is defined as:

    "the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills."

    From a cognitive perspective, the more knowledge you have the more easily it is for you to acquire new, related knowledge and apply that knowledge more readily.

    Therefore technically, your ability to acquire knowledge and skills improves thus making you more intelligent.

    Also, the common thought is that as a child your capacity to acquire new knowledge and apply it is greater than it is when you are an adult. So technically this suggests that you become LESS intelligent as you get older. While this does effectively suggest the opposite of my previous statement, it does give merit to the argument that intelligence is something that is not a constant but constantly changing and therefore it is possible to "improve" or "increase" it.

    However, this is still a hotly debated topic in the worlds of psychology and education, so I guess it's still all rather subjective given different perspectives lead to different conclusions.

    Even the definition of intelligence is contested and again the chosen definition would guide opinions on if you can in fact become more "intelligent".
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Ahh, fuggitt! I'm already there.......
     
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    Wrong. Jester is right with his answer on this. But like I said earlier, I don't want to get into it when we both mean the same thing! So, ENOUGH!
     
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    It's all subjective I suppose. I have always taken the meaning of intelligence as your capacity to learn, not how good your memory is. Remembering **** and applying it is cunning, not intelligent. Being able to think laterally and problem solve is a better test of intelligence.

    I think, anyway.
     
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    Speaking as newly posted maths teacher (lol...see random thread) re: intelligence

    There is a saying in dealing with difficult students - 'If you judge a fish by is ability to climb a tree, it will always think it's dumb'. One of my student's maths may not be the best, but he is a ####ing brilliant musician. Another student I can have difficulties with is head and shoulders above everyone else in terms of athletic ability. Educational psychologists generally believe in 'multiple intelligence' theory - i.e. just about everyone is good at something constructive. It may be maths, science, arts, forming relationships with people, caring for others, literature, music, the arts, sports, business etc. all these areas use different parts of the brain. I would regard intelligence as finding the thing you are good at, and running with it.

    Back to Hockey, saw the film clip, had a giggle.....
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    Better be sold in the fantasy section.
     
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    surely can't be any more silly than battlelines......
     
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    This is from Sam Trethewey. Sam Trethewey is a third generation Victoria farmer. He's an opinionated writer for Fairfax Agricultural Media and commentates nationally on Australian agriculture:

     

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