Tibor Machan wrote an interesting article about this. It remind me of an article in The Atlantic about how G.W. Bush was more articulate ias governor than as president, and John Taylor Gatto‘s book, Dumbing Us Down.
To change topics, last night on NPR I heard that astronomers detected a star that left “our” galaxy (OK, “our” is my term, and I’m scare-quoting myself) to seek a better world in a black hole. Here’s the New Scientist report. How fast is it going? 670 km/s = 6.7 x 105 m/s ~ 2 thousandths the speed of light. That’s 150 thousand miles per hour. It’s hard to imagine something going that fast, let alone something that large.