We’re just not smart, no matter how much we want to believe that we are. Need some examples? Prepare to be amazed. And ashamed.
The title of this article, that an embarrassingly high number of Americans believe that the sun revolves around the Earth, is only one point argued by the Washington Post’s Susan Jacoby, in her attempt to prove that Americans are in serious intellectual trouble, facing a virulent mixture of anti-intellectualism, anti-rationalism and [...]