Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Education Does Not Equal Intelligence

An earlier post about what a moron Dennis Kucinich and his crowd is, over @ Ace's got me thinking about education and stupidity. You can be educated and still be a total moron.

Exhibit 1:
There is a female in the Yelm Washington area named JZ Knight. She claims to well... here is what it says on Wikipedia, so you know it must be true:
Ramtha is an entity that JZ Knight, an American self-described spiritual medium, claims to channel. According to Knight, Ramtha was a Lemurian warrior who fought the Atlantians over 35,000 years ago.[1] Ramtha is said to have led an army of over 2.5 million across the continents, conquering two thirds of the known world, which was going through cataclysmic geological changes. According to Knight, Ramtha led the army for ten years until he was betrayed and almost killed.

Knight further claims that Ramtha spent the next seven years in isolation recovering and observing nature, among other things. He later mastered many skills, including foresight and out-of-body experiences, until he led his army to the Indus River while in his late seventies. Ramtha taught them everything he knew for 120 days, until he ascended before them. He made a promise to his army that he would come back to teach them again, and so he appeared to JZ Knight in 1977 to re-educate the "forgotten gods", those who had forgotten themselves and their divinity.

JZ Knight is a total fraud, con artist and scammer. Anyone with an IQ above room temperature should know this. How do I know this? Because I have never taken LSD. Also, again from Wikipedia:
When Knight claims she is channelling Ramtha, she speaks only English, although in an accented and sometimes simplistic way and has expressed confusion about modern items ("What is a carrot?") while also professing intimate knowledge of worldly affairs and conspiracies.

So Ramtha conquered 2/3rds of the world, has intimate knowledge of worldly affairs, just is not up to date with modern items such as common vegetables.

But that is not the point of the post. The point is I remember when I first heard of Ramtha. I was in college working on the weekend sitting in an oil delivery truck waiting for an Amtrak train to arrive so I could fill it with diesel fuel. I was listening to a talk radio show and Jennifer James, Ph.D. is talking about Ramtha. I must have sat there for 20 minutes wondering what in the F' is this about? Could not figure it out. Jennifer James, the Seattle face of psychology in the 1980s was talking to someone about a 35,000 year old warrior from Atlantis. What a moron. That moment really stuck with me. From then on I looked at college professors, doctors and lawyers in a new light. They may be educated, that does not mean they are smart.

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