The One Problem with the World

Scott Adams has an interesting post on his blog. He proposes that his…

best candidate for a universal fix is to imbue us all with the knowledge of who is smarter than ourselves on any given topic. At the moment, without the benefit of that magical fix, we only have the power to accurately identify people who are dumber than us.

If I look at the range of opinions on any important topic – from global warming to geopolitical strategy – I can’t tell the difference between a super genius opinion and a moron opinion. Both opinions are different from my own. So for convenience, and because I like things in neat categories, I do the same thing that you do in that situation: I assume that everyone who disagrees with me is a moron.

So, the question becomes, is he a genius or a moron on this issue?

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