Archive for July 6th, 2007

The Onion: “Congress Passes ‘America Is #1′ Bill”

| July 6, 2007 | 3 Replies
The Onion: “Congress Passes ‘America Is #1′ Bill”

Now it’s official.  We don’t have to try any more.  All we need to do is proclaim what we all know in our hearts.  This is a reissue of an Onion story from 1999, even more appropriate in 2007.

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Incompetence as the Basis of Civilization

| July 6, 2007 | 3 Replies
Incompetence as the Basis of Civilization

I was reading about Gallium metal, and got sidetracked by a debate about math software. The point that got my attention is the contention that civilization is based on an institutionalized principle that we all are incompetent in many important fields. The item being debated was the necessity of children developing skill at long division […]

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