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  •  Thanks rfall. I found this fun stuff today. (14+ / 0-)

    The 15 Smartest and Dumbest Presidents of the United States

    brainz.org

    Of course we saved the best for last. It isn’t really necessary to justify Dubya’s appearance in this section –and nor do we have the space – but it’s good fun to reminisce nostalgically over his well documented failings. Like Ford, Bush graduated from Yale (although he only managed a C-grade average ) and also like Ford, perplexing, contradictory or painfully banal self-evident observations (yep, they are a real pain in the ass) emerge, unchecked, from his mouth. But unlike Ford, the sheer rate and frequency of these mistakes were so incredible that recording them went beyond cheap political points-scoring: they demanded cataloging for posterity’s sake, lest future generations forget or disbelieve their existence.

    The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.― Neil deGrasse Tyson

    by maggiejean on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 09:22:06 PM PST

    •  Isn't it funny that the first three on the list (4+ / 0-)

      Jefferson, Adams and Madison being very highly educated are the tea party darlings. And the tea party is so against education! That is my WTF moment in reading this great article. Now back to reading......

      if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

      by mrsgoo on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 09:47:24 PM PST

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