eyekwah wrote:To me, intelligence is simply inversely proportional to the realization of how little you understand of the world. In fact every time I hear someone claim to be strongly on one side of a clearly two-sided issue, I little part of me dies inside that hopes humanity can escape a nuclear apocalypse.
People have always been this way and we have avoided a nuclear holocaust so far. Although it is true that people will continue to be this way, and nukes have only been around for 60 years.
But what two sided issues do you mean? Something like the Arab-Israeli conflict? Almost by definition, there are two sides to that, but many highly intelligent people are strongly on one side or the other, namely Israelis and Arabs. When I hear someone merely claim to be, like a Pat Robertson, a piece inside of me dies as well.