A Conversation for h2g2 FAQ: Your Journal
Làré Posted Aug 26, 2004
yes from what I gather it has..but I wasn't sure if it has/d been brought into the conversation..as far as the demographics go I would say perhaps there is something of concern in the stats you offer..excactly what I have yet to determine but defintiely worth a conclusion or insight ..n'est ce pas ?..let's not be hasty or a tad
Miguelito Posted Aug 30, 2004
I must disagree with the statement that misunderstanding leads to stupidity.
If one misunderstands something, one may, in time, come to understand it by using other available means. Example: you are given a pair of running shoes. You put them on and run. The shoes come off of your feet. You don't understand why this happens and you think that the shoes are defective. It's then pointed out to you that you must tie the laces to keep them on your feet. You tie them, run, and realize that they are staying on your feet. You now understand how to keep them on your feet and the misunderstanding is cleared up for you.
However, stupidity may lead to misunderstanding. Being stupid makes it less likely that one will ever completely or correctly understand a process or procedure or concept. Using the shoe example, if you are stupid, you will not tie your shoes and they will continue to come off of your feet. Your stupidity prevents you from understanding the cause and effect. You will always think the shoes are defective.
The solution? Buy shoes with zippers!
Làré Posted Sep 5, 2004
try Velcro...it doesn't snag or rust...
you can (if bored) pick out the lint
and use is in a creative weaving class
denqui-otee Posted Jan 12, 2005
Actually, it's only kind of a substitute. Sometimes people do stupid things that they know better than to do. Sometimes they make a stupid decision when they have the brains to figure out a more clever one but don't want to be bothered (which is pretty stupid). I think this is what we're seeing in the political, economic, social arenas these days. And there's good old fashioned just plain raw stupidity.
Ignorance is just a lack of information, and doesn't reflect on how well that information would be handled. Willful ignorance is probably the same as stupidity, or at least it works just as well. And there's a lot of that going around as well. It's actually seen as quite an endearing quality in a leader by an alarming percentage of the population of a certain super power that shall remain unnamed.
littlemusic_lover Posted Mar 11, 2005
helga danielsen Posted Mar 12, 2005
Dear, if you feel you are stupid, just make any comment! Well, I couldn' resist that! But seriously now, it would be a shame if you really thought so.
littlemusic_lover Posted Mar 15, 2005
Just in certain situations do I feel stupid, Thank god for that.
helga danielsen Posted Mar 16, 2005
Don't we all. I think only the intelligent people sometimes feel stupid(and admit it)! The really stupid people think they are intelligent. Isn't humanity just plain crazy?
ShadowlandsWriter Posted Mar 17, 2005
Ah, but according to the guide, the population of the universe is zero. (Finite number of populated worlds/infinite number of worlds = close enough to zero as to make no odds,(or something close to that) I believe).
This, I believe, proves that stupidity isn't necessarily associated with life forms. It must be a sort of universally present ether.
AtkinsSJ (No, I'm not dead) Posted Jul 9, 2005
AHA! I think stupidity is the second most common element.
Nothing is the first, because nearly all of space is a vacuum, and there's just nothing in a vacuum, therefore nothing is the most common element in the universe!
Marshall_R Posted Jul 11, 2005
As with "cat-proof", "fool-proof" is not really possible. Anyone living with cats will tell you that best one can hope for is "cat-resistant"; So, with fools, "fool-resistant" is prob'ly the best that can be achieved...
dustyhiker46 Posted Jul 12, 2005
Yes, grasshopper. But the hawk sees the field and then the mouse.
Cepghefian Posted Jul 13, 2005
Stupidity couldn't be plentiful for it doesn't last forever. Eventually we become knowledgable about things and we become less stupid.
Làré Posted Jul 15, 2005
fundamentallyflawed Posted Aug 2, 2005
Every person on the planet, and indeed many other planets, does something stupid at one point or another. So I'm wondering, does a stupid action quarantee a stupid person? Or are intelligent people allowed the occasional mess-up, so to speak?
(Please let my spelling be mistake free)
AYAAAME Posted Sep 17, 2005
AYAAAME Posted Sep 17, 2005
N.Z.Grins Posted Sep 26, 2005
One little word with a huge lot written about it. Every thing is studip to some-one. It's like the addage "what's rubbish to 1 is treasure to another" so it is with stupidity, how long will this conversation go on for?? Will there be any real result?? Wish I knew.
Hard for me as I live upside down, down under.
Egnarts Posted Oct 6, 2005
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