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Susan Winebrenner On Intelligence

  • September 23, 2013

“Real intelligence is a creative use of knowledge, not merely an accumulation of facts. The slow thinker who can finally come up with an idea of his own is more important to the world than a walking encyclopedia who hasn’t learned how to use this information productively.”
— Susan Winebrenner

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4 Comments on Susan Winebrenner On Intelligence

  • Anne says:
    September 23, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Excellent quote, Tom. I know several people with degrees who are arrogant idiots. Having a degree does not guarantee intelligence, common sense, or the ability to use knowledge.

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    • Thomas says:
      September 23, 2013 at 9:16 PM

      Agreed!

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      • Anne says:
        September 24, 2013 at 6:36 PM

        In pondering this quote by Susan Winebrenner, it occurs to me that among those of us who have degrees, the worst of all is the one who asserts superiority over those who do not. This person not only removes all doubt about his/her ignorance, but also displays a vile prejudice and consequent proof that one has not really understood what an education is.

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        • Thomas says:
          September 24, 2013 at 7:48 PM

          Brilliant!

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