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(BBC)   Subby suspects most of you rate somewhere on the ignorance scale between a chimp and a member of the Florida state legislature   (bbc.co.uk ) divider line
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2013-11-09 10:06:15 AM  
With the chimp being on the high end.
 
2013-11-09 11:18:43 AM  
RTFA first, and you'll know exactly how to answer the chosen questions.  It's almost as if they cherry-picked statistics to paint a picture of a rosy, all-problems-solved world!

How edgy and contrarian.
 
2013-11-09 01:32:15 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: How edgy and contrarian.


The world gets better all the time. Not sure why this bothers some people.
 
2013-11-09 01:35:10 PM  
img2.nairaland.com
 
2013-11-09 01:36:09 PM  
I consider the mere comparison an insult to chimpanzees.  At least chimps can hit what they aim at when they fling there feces.
 
2013-11-09 01:41:05 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: RTFA first, and you'll know exactly how to answer the chosen questions.  It's almost as if they cherry-picked statistics to paint a picture of a rosy, all-problems-solved world!

How edgy and contrarian.


He,s reading off a card! You wouldn't know the answer if you weren't reading off a card!
 
2013-11-09 01:42:07 PM  
8 out of 9. Missed the "number of children in 2100" one.

Boojum2k: Benevolent Misanthrope: How edgy and contrarian.

The world gets better all the time. Not sure why this bothers some people.


It's harder to get folks who are satisfied with things as they currently are to get on board with one's transformational agenda.
 
2013-11-09 01:46:56 PM  
so, according to TFA, chimps know how to predict the birthrate for the next 80+ years, as well as the population division between continents?  Those damned dirty apes...
 
2013-11-09 01:47:19 PM  

Boojum2k: Benevolent Misanthrope: How edgy and contrarian.

The world gets better all the time. Not sure why this bothers some people.


Yeah, you got me - why piss on the parade?  Its good things are improving. But I do also know that people read stuff like this, and they think that those of us trying to continue the improvements should be ignored because those problems are already solved.  They're not.  And honestly I think that particular set of stats resents a rosier picture than the reality.
 
2013-11-09 01:54:42 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: But I do also know that people read stuff like this, and they think that those of us trying to continue the improvements should be ignored because those problems are already solved.


Also because a lot of people promising improvements have brought nothing but misery and death. Earning trust helps, and that's a lot more difficult than just saying "it's for your own good, trust me."
 
2013-11-09 02:08:23 PM  
4/9 well within chimp level. Go me!
 
2013-11-09 02:36:47 PM  
Huh. I didn't realize not knowing random bits of trivia about the world makes you ignorant.

/7of9
//dnrtfa
 
2013-11-09 03:01:04 PM  
"In Japan, sale of geriatric diapers is now bigger than baby diapers."

This trend is both worrisome and inexplicably amusing.
 
2013-11-09 03:07:17 PM  
WTF? You can't say I-N S-O-V-I-E-T R-U-S-S-I-A?
 
2013-11-09 03:26:55 PM  
Anyone who takes population predictions seriously should probably get their head checked. It might be a lot more by 2100, might be a lot less. Nobody knows.
 
2013-11-09 03:41:31 PM  

Apos: "In Japan, sale of geriatric diapers is now bigger than baby diapers."

This trend is both worrisome and inexplicably amusing.


Especially since the majority of those are bought by people who aren't incontinent.
 
2013-11-09 03:49:51 PM  

optional: Anyone who takes population predictions seriously should probably get their head checked. It might be a lot more by 2100, might be a lot less. Nobody knows.


You never know.

i1214.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-09 04:00:47 PM  
alex.babyshelton.com
 
2013-11-09 04:06:51 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: optional: Anyone who takes population predictions seriously should probably get their head checked. It might be a lot more by 2100, might be a lot less. Nobody knows.

You never know.

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7/9
and now I'm playin' some Plague inc!

 
2013-11-09 04:10:10 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Apos: "In Japan, sale of geriatric diapers is now bigger than baby diapers."

This trend is both worrisome and inexplicably amusing.

Especially since the majority of those are bought by people who aren't incontinent.


Heh....Precisely.
 
2013-11-09 05:02:52 PM  
The answers are right there on the test!...not that it helps the 80% of adults that are illiterate.
 
2013-11-09 05:40:12 PM  
I just answered Jesus to every question.  I ignored my score as the test was biased toward liberal atheists.  I now have a reserved parking spot in  Tallahassee
 
2013-11-09 10:36:41 PM  
The quiz doesn't seem to be available on my web version, but from the sample questions it looks like the test should be more "are you an expert in global development" - the questions in TFA seemed to be very niche issues that would require being up to date on a number of UN reports and international studies to answer with anything better than a guess.
 
2013-11-10 01:25:18 AM  
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Hey Kev!  I found a bunch of idiots who don't know trivial facts!
Haw haw!!!  Jay, u so crazy
 
2013-11-10 08:35:42 AM  

Target Builder: The quiz doesn't seem to be available on my web version, but from the sample questions it looks like the test should be more "are you an expert in global development" - the questions in TFA seemed to be very niche issues that would require being up to date on a number of UN reports and international studies to answer with anything better than a guess.


The point was that people were doing worse than if they picked answers by random. That means their preconceived notions are pessimistic.
 
2013-11-10 09:49:56 AM  

Cheron: I just answered Jesus to every question.  I ignored my score as the test was biased toward liberal atheists.  I now have a reserved parking spot in  Tallahassee


Go Noles.

/at least there's one redeeming feature, thereabouts
 
2013-11-10 10:50:23 PM  
The "correct" answers are mostly bullshiat unless "the world" only includes developed countries. Large and populous swaths of Africa, South America, central Asia are still stone-age shiatholes or post-communist shiatholes. Quiz is deliberately warped to make the world look like a nice place. 80% of adults literate.... yeah, for certain values of "literate" including "knows most of the letters".

The income distribution curve made me laugh at how skewed it was. Seriously, they compressed the graph into $1/$10/$100 a day? Where do the CEOs making 10 million a year fit in to that graph? Or the one-percenters who own a plurality of the world's wealth?

/I should show this to my friend who's getting her master's in global development and see how she does....
 
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