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Old 08-29-2005, 03:39 AM   #91
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it seems to me that it is your big ego that does not allow people to have different opinions than you, which gets you all riled up.

we were discussing the meaning of a song, not the answer to poverty. and you come on all big and strong, positively knowing what george was thinking and what all of his intended meanings of the song were.

in any poetry class i ever took, we would often discuss a poem/song, and come up with many possible meanings. poetry is not an exact science, like physics.

you need to take a look at the big picture, and everything that george was going thru at the time. instead you are using one article to positively define his intentions. i did this, and am giving you many possibilities. i took the song to have a broader meaning than you did. i do not believe that either one of us is right or wrong. very often, that is the beauty of poetry, in that it affects different people differently.
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Old 08-29-2005, 03:49 AM   #92
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And having a degree in computer science, and a background in math and physics is absolutely irrelevant. Many students who score high on the mathematical portion of their SAT's, often perform poorly on the reading comprehension portion.
since i do not recall what sort of math is on an sat, it is hard for me to respond to that. is there any science on the sat ?

the reason that i ask is that it would be pretty hard to be good at many aspects of math and science, with poor reading comprehension.

word problems in math is one good example. poor reading comprehension is one of the biggest reasons why people have difficulties with word problems.

the same is true with much of science, especially physics. one has to be able to thoroughly read the problem to understand it.

certainly there are other things that are helpful in a math/science environment, but poor reading comprehension can be a real downfall, if we are talking about a 4-year degree. how much of a downfall it would be to get a good sat score, i don't know. but i will take your word for it that there are many students who get good math scores and not so good reading scores on their sats.
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Old 08-29-2005, 04:34 AM   #93
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And having a degree in computer science, and a background in math and physics is absolutely irrelevant. Many students who score high on the mathematical portion of their SAT's, often perform poorly on the reading comprehension portion.
since i do not recall what sort of math is on an sat, it is hard for me to respond to that. is there any science on the sat ?

the reason that i ask is that it would be pretty hard to be good at many aspects of math and science, with poor reading comprehension.

word problems in math is one good example. poor reading comprehension is one of the biggest reasons why people have difficulties with word problems.

the same is true with much of science, especially physics. one has to be able to thoroughly read the problem to understand it.

certainly there are other things that are helpful in a math/science environment, but poor reading comprehension can be a real downfall, if we are talking about a 4-year degree. how much of a downfall it would be to get a good sat score, i don't know. but i will take your word for it that there are many students who get good math scores and not so good reading scores on their sats.
You once again prove your ignorance.

A specific part of the SAT test deals with reading comprehension, and I've personally seen a number of excellent math students who performed poorly on the reading comprehension portion.

A 4-year degree from many schools is often worthless in this day and age. Academic standards are nowhere near as rigorous as they were many years ago. Grade inflation is rampant.

Many High Schools are also just about worthless now. I've personally tutored an individual who graduated from High School without being able to do long division, and he read at an elementary school level. Yet he never failed a grade, though he didn't even deserve to be promoted beyond Junior High School.
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Old 08-29-2005, 04:37 AM   #94
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and once again, you prove your non-existent people skills.

and how does this fit in, to your statement about my reading comprehension ?
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Old 08-29-2005, 04:44 AM   #95
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You once again prove your ignorance.
Do you realize that he started the post by saying that he lacks knowledge about something and asked a question? This, by definition, is ignorance. Were you merely reiterating what he said himself or did you somehow miss the fact that he openly stated his ignorance of the current content of the SAT and the actual results?

Perhaps you are right and reading comprehension is poor in our schools.


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A specific part of the SAT test deals with reading comprehension, and I've personally seen a number of excellent math students who performed poorly on the reading comprehension portion.

A 4-year degree from many schools is often worthless in this day and age. Academic standards are nowhere near as rigorous as they were many years ago. Grade inflation is rampant.

Many High Schools are also just about worthless now. I've personally tutored an individual who graduated from High School without being able to do long division, and he read at an elementary school level. Yet he never failed a grade, though he didn't even deserve to be promoted beyond Junior High School.

Sadly the Science instruction in our schools is so bad that people who consider themselves expert are incapable of differentiating anecdotal evidence from scientific data.



I guess I should stop contributing to the off-topic posts.
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Old 08-29-2005, 04:51 AM   #96
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it seems to me that it is your big ego that does not allow people to have different opinions than you, which gets you all riled up.
You're the one with an ego problem, lad. You sought to impress us by bragging about your alleged high IQ and college degree, but we could honestly care less.

I think it's fine you have different opinions. What makes you look so foolish, is you are completely unable to document your opinions with quotes etc. from expert sources.

You spout nothing but your own opinions and interpretations on various topics, with virtually no documentation to support your prattle--whereas I have repeatedly provided links to expert sources that easily demolish your blatherings.
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Old 08-29-2005, 05:32 AM   #97
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"Do you realize that he started the post by saying that he lacks knowledge about something and asked a question? This, by definition, is ignorance. Were you merely reiterating what he said himself or did you somehow miss the fact that he openly stated his ignorance of the current content of the SAT and the actual results? Perhaps you are right and reading comprehension is poor in our schools."


Judging by your post, I am definitely right. Your reading comprehension appears that it may be as poor as his.

He admitted to being ignorant, which is clear proof of ignorance. So I merely stated that he has once again proven his ignorance.

What don't you get there, Einstein?
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Old 08-29-2005, 10:51 AM   #98
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yep, my number one goal in life was to impress the sbs crowd with my dazzling brilliance !!

which is why, after 2 years of careful planning, and at just the right instant, i spewed forth this astounding information for all the sbs crowd, so that they might send tribulations my way.

and you, my lad, think that i sound foolish ?
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Old 08-29-2005, 10:53 AM   #99
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"Do you realize that he started the post by saying that he lacks knowledge about something and asked a question? This, by definition, is ignorance. Were you merely reiterating what he said himself or did you somehow miss the fact that he openly stated his ignorance of the current content of the SAT and the actual results? Perhaps you are right and reading comprehension is poor in our schools."


Judging by your post, I am definitely right. Your reading comprehension appears that it may be as poor as his.

He admitted to being ignorant, which is clear proof of ignorance. So I merely stated that he has once again proven his ignorance.

What don't you get there, Einstein?
hi dan,

welcome to the "disagree with rm and you have poor comprehension" club.
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Old 08-29-2005, 11:16 AM   #100
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hi dan,

welcome to the "disagree with rm and you have poor comprehension" club.
I think it might actually be an improvement that we have moved from off-topic political and/or anti-god postings to off topic ad-hominem attacks.

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Old 08-29-2005, 12:49 PM   #101
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well, i guess we can prove our ignorance by asking questions or prove our stupidity by not asking any questions.

sort of a damned if you do or damned if you don't proposition.
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