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2016-02-08 01:43:09 Post No. 7842100
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I made a thread a while ago asking why if /sci/'s IQ is so high and you all attend top schools why has no-one here developed anything new and in addition to getting the usual "smart but lazy" bullshit but also many claimed that it's impossible for anyone without a PhD and huge research group to create anything new so why is it that many of the technological advancements of the 20th century were conceived of by amateurs? The airplane was invented by two bicycle mechanics, The stealth bomber was invented by the Horton brothers who were flying club members who never spent a day in university. The wankel engine, Felix Wankel never had a degree. Fast forward to the end of the 20th century the electronics age was virtually run by degree-less amateurs, Jobs and Gates etc. So why /sci/, why are untrained plebs pissing on all of your achievements? It is because you are not really smart, you're just good at passing exams.
>tech is too advanced nowadays
That's a "everything has already been invented" cop-out there is always new fields popping up. The 70s was pretty advanced what with trips to the Moon and fusion research going on yet Wozniak still managed to innovate. You can call yourself smart not when you have gotten into some college course or worse scored high in some online IQ test but when you have either published a research paper or hold a marketable patent.