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Stupidity – BBC documentary (2003)

Stupidity (2003) – YouTube video 1:00:43

This documentary about stupidity tells us the history of the word “moron”, the difference between stupid, moron, smart, intelligent, genius and questions the regular practice of classifying peoples intelligence through standardized IQ tests. Of course also Mr. Bush is examined in this report. A well educated guy who, nevertheless, acts in a completely dumb way — or at least wants us to believe so.

Albert Einstein said:
“Only two things are infinite the universe and stupidity.
and I am not sure about the former.” [Bron: YouTube]

  • Filosoferick reactie:

    Grappig doch serieus…wat is domheid?

    Zo werd lang geleden de IQ test bedacht…en toen bleek dat vrouwen veelal hoger scoorde werden er meer ‘sport’ vragen toegevoegd…Problem solved!

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The Satanic Verses Affair – Salman Rushdi

The Satanic Verses Affair – Salman Rushdi – YouTube video 1:30:00

Twenty years ago, novelist Salman Rushdie was a wanted man with a million pound bounty on his head. His novel, The Satanic Verses, had sparked riots across the Muslim world. The ailing religious leader of Iran, the Ayatollah Khomeini, had invoked a little-known religious opinion – a fatwa – and effectively sentenced Rushdie to death. Never before had a novel created an international diplomatic crisis on such a scale, and never before had a foreign Government publicly called for the killing of a private citizen of another country.

This film looks back on the extraordinary events which followed the publication of the book and the ten year campaign to get the fatwa lifted. Interviews with Rushdie’s friends and family and testimony from leaders of Britain’s Muslim community and the Government reveal the inside story of the affair. Rushdie himself was forced into hiding for nearly ten years. [Bron: YouTube]

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