To be the best (at arson?)

Some guy from the internet on the topic of science education:

I wholeheartedly believe [Cambridge] is the best science university in the world. Universities in America are all about tests and straight knowledge they don’t properly teach you to critically think unlike universities like Cambridge which are amazing for this knowledge as well but also teach you to critically think. That said it is interesting to note that the only ranking systems I’ve seen that put Harvard above Cambridge have been published in the US

Ohh snap America.  You just got Nard-dogged. I think there’s a new official motto buried in there. Cambridge: amazing for this knowledge as well but also teach you to critically think. Can anyone give me the Latin for this?

andy

If I may make a literal translation:

I wholeheartedly believe Cambridge is the best science university in the world, despite the sophomoric idiocy it takes to assert some universal ranking on a school. The thousands of Universities in America, comprising millions of disparate departments and millions of sub disciplines and with hundreds of years of tradition and Nobel Prize winners and industry-leading technological advances, are all about tests and straight knowledge [OMIT PERIOD] they don’t properly teach you to critically think [OMIT COMMA] unlike universities like Cambridge [OMIT COMMA] which are amazing for this knowledge as well [OMIT COMMA] but also teach you to critically think.  That said [OMIT COMMA] it is interesting to note that the only ranking systems I’ve seen that put Harvard above Cambridge have been published in the US.  Also, Asians are good at math and white people cannot jump as high as black people.

I just can’t stand people who generalize like this.  I can’t stand it even more when it’s couched in atrocious grammar.  Ooohh, Caltech is better than MIT. Harvard is better than Yale.  Cornell is better than Bucknell.  Err, I take it back; that last one is empirically true.  Fancy shools are fancy because they admit fancy people who have to become even fancier to compete with the other fancy people.  The rest is the 10% (maybe less) of education that is rate limited by access to resources/funds/minds/etc.

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~ by wcuk on September 24, 2009.

2 Responses to “To be the best (at arson?)”

  1. http://www.payscale.com/best-colleges/top-us-colleges-graduate-salary-statistics.asp

    Empirically wha wha?!?!

  2. “as well but also” this is good great grammar right also? I too also as well use these this phrases for good also grammer correct right?

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