- Created: Tuesday, 07 May 2013 21:58
- Written by Super User
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I stand amazed at the amount of knowledge that we have accumulated at this point in time. I love a lot of it - such as cell phones, computers, microwaves, etc.
However - consider this:
•$606,000 federal $ to Columbia University to study online dating.
•$55,382 to a Virginia Commonwealth University researcher to study hookah smoking by Jordanian students.
•$592,527 to primate researchers to see if feces-throwing chimps reveals something about communication skills.
•$492,005 to Wellesley College to answer the question, “Do you trust your Twitter feed?”
•$338,998 by the National Science Foundation to study Women, Weaving, & Wool in Iceland between AD 874-1800.
•$198,195 to University of California, Riverside to see if happy or unhappy people spend more time on social media.
That is $2,283,107 according to my calculator. I would be happy to do all of these studies for ½ of the price
Since I now feel good about the $ that is being poured into higher learning, . . . I think I’ll take some of these classes:
•How to Watch Television at Montclair State
•Lady Gaga & the Sociology of Fame at Univ. of South Carolina
•Mail Order Brides: Understanding the Philippines in Southeast Asia Context at John Hopkins Univ.
•Harry Potter: Finding Your Patronus at Oregon State Univ.
•Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse at Michigan State Univ.
Looking over this stuff - I think that the last class about the Zombies is one that we all need to take. It might give insight about the Zombies that have taken over two areas - federal funding and university curriculum.
How insightful and appropriate is Rom.1:22 “Professing themselves to be wise, they become fools.” Did you know the Greek word for “fools” transliterated directly is “moron”? Aren’t morons related to zombies?