Scott Adams is the guy who writes Dilbert, a cartoon beloved by suicidal office workers across America. Scott Adams is also, not to brag, the smartest person in America, judging simply by the quantity of thinly-veiled self-regard which drips off of each and every post on Scott Adams’ blog, especially the rapey ones. Scott Adams’ genius possesses such a breadth and girth that it often crowds everything else off the internet, forcing Scott Adams himself to take on the task of pointing out just how big of a genius Scott Adams is.
Btw, Scott Adams was just thinking, provocatively—
I wonder if a country as a whole can have intelligence. And if so, can that intelligence be increased?
I’m not talking about average test scores in schools, or average IQ levels. Those things are important, but they are only part of the picture. I’m talking about how effectively a nation as a whole can make decisions and navigate its position in the world. For example, China has a political system that seems to produce intelligent decisions. You might criticize China’s leadership for being heartless and brutal, but that’s a separate discussion. If you consider how effectively they pursue their country’s interests, their national intelligence seems quite high.
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