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Is a PhD losing its value?

Education Forum: The question is not to offend current PhDs. But I have observed many low-ranking and poor research institutes offer PhDs just for their rankings and statistics. Is it not a threat to those who sincerely are contributing to science and technology? Answer: There are a few issues here... In my f ... Continue Reading

Has someone ever died in a reality show?

Entertainment Forum: Earlier this year, there was going to be a French reality TV show called Dropped, which would have "dropped" a group of celebrities into a harsh, remote environment and filmed them as they fend for themselves. The eight contestants were all athletes, seven from France and one from Switzerl ... Continue Reading

What is the dark side of living in South Korea?

Travel Forum: South Korea is a highly developed country, and it seems like a beautiful country with a beautiful culture. It is also very safe. My friend from South Korea, who is fiercely patriotic, warned me that South Korea has a huge "dark side". My female professor from South Korea also echoed that ... Continue Reading

4 year old Gainesville pre-schooler reads 1,000 books

News Forum: Daliyah Marie Arana’s face breaks into a smile when asked why she loves to read. The Gainesville Academy pre-schooler has been reading since she was about 2 years old. The 4-year-old recently completed the Georgia 1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten Program, which challenges children to read 1,000 books be ... Continue Reading

Is Australia a better country than US and UK?

Travel Forum: Having lived in all 3 countries: I like to say this: Australia has the best of America and of Europe. It is similar to Europe with: Excellent free or near free universal health care Excellent free or near free universal education Gun free country Social safety nets Very safe Excel ... Continue Reading

Why is it normal to kill a pig, but not a human/a stray dog?

Pets Forum: How would you explain to a child why it's okay to kill a pig but not a human or a stray dog? I’ve never felt bad about eating meat and that hasn't changed, yet I can't find any explanation that would make sense to me and I can’t stop thinking about it. I honestly have no idea what I wo ... Continue Reading

Are professors intimidated by intelligent students?

Education Forum: Why or why not? Not at all. Think about what causes intimidation. It's a lack of confidence in yourself when faced with someone who you think is better/smarter/stronger/.... If you're confident in who you are and what you've accomplished, then there's no fear or intimidation when ... Continue Reading

Why Science Cannot Explain Reality

Science Forum: Reality and Science Most people, of course, believe that there is a reality. Do you want to know what that reality is? Scientific evidence says what it is, but in my just finished chapter on the Scientific View of Reality, the bottom line is that Science doesn’t really know. To see how Science doe ... Continue Reading

How I made sure all 12 of my kids could pay for college themselves

Education Forum: My wife and I had 12 children over the course of 15 1/2 years. Today, our oldest is 37 and our youngest is 22. I have always had a very prosperous job and enough money to give my kids almost anything. But my wife and I decided not to. I will share with you the things that we did, but first let me ... Continue Reading

Who would you choose as a dad, Trump or Obama?

Celebrities Forum: If you had to choose between Donald Trump and Barack Obama to adopt your kids, who would you trust the most to look after your kids? Completely Hypothetical. If you are about to die, which of these two individuals would you trust with your kids well being and future. Assuming both have equal fortu ... Continue Reading

The Ten Most Important Aspects of Reinventing Your Life

Business Forum: I wanted to write the book that 20 years ago I wish I had read. That ten years ago I wish I had read. That five years ago I wish I had read. That yesterday I wanted to read. So today I published it. “Reinvent Yourself.” When I turned 40, a friend of mine threw a birthday dinner for me. He i ... Continue Reading

What should I absolutely not do when visiting the USA?

Travel Forum: Take this from a tourist-turn-resident. 1. Don't trust the Americans when it comes to the attractiveness of tourist traps After being in New York for almost four years now, I have come to share my opinion with the locals on how boring and annoying Times Square is. However, anyone who has nev ... Continue Reading

What are some dark sides of the UK?

Politics Forum: The UK has a few frustrating characteristics: A horrendous drinking culture in large parts of society, which equates dangerous drinking with peer acceptability Endemic anti-intellectualism, which reflects itself in poor status and reward for teachers, and boys (in particular) being ashamed of ... Continue Reading

Politicians are hiring thugs for next elections. Should I join?

Politics Forum: Please don’t judge me. I’m a graduate, but there are no jobs. No money to start a business and no access to loans. The few jobs I got were short-lived, because there was no growth. You know what’s happening in Nigeria. The rich don’t help. They can’t help unless they gain something from you. No ... Continue Reading

What's wrong with Australia?

World Forum: Don't get angry just yet. What I want to know is the bad sides of otherwise praised-for-everything country. I'm moving to Melbourne in a month and I would like to prepare myself as well as I can for any unpleasant surprises. Disclaimer: I definitely think there are more good things than ba ... Continue Reading

What is the one sign you will be wealthy?

Money Forum: We all have different goals, but I think you will agree that most people want to gain material wealth. But few who do think deeply about how they will make it happen. So, do you know the one sign that you will be financially wealthy? Answer: I mentioned on Quora a study I conducted myself, by in ... Continue Reading

Has a person ever said something to you that made you rethink your life?

Lifestyle Forum: “You’ll never get an offer from Microsoft” - my wife in 2006 I graduated college with a degree in EE in the early 80s. I just missed the microcomputer revolution that was happening out west by a couple of years (little did I know there was some awesome stuff happening half of an hour from my home ... Continue Reading

What is Nigeria famous for?

General Forum: Literature: Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Music: Fela Kuti, Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, P Square, 2Face A Thriving Film Industry – Nollywood Nigerian English & Pidgin - which has been copied across the continent due to the influence of Nollywood movies e.g. words like ... Continue Reading

A live grenade appears in your lap right now, what would you do?

Technology Forum: Well, crap. I'm currently sitting in a classroom full of 30 bored and hungry students who definitely don't want to be blown up today. Assuming the grenade is truly live and about to explode, I'd be completely screwed. I'd take the first second up by realizing that a horrifyingly da ... Continue Reading

Why do most people consider B to be a bad grade?

Schools Forum: I spent many years hiring people for large, hi-tech companies. We had a rule of thumb that the best hires were those with B+ to A- GPAs. The A and A+ and 4.o crowd often don’t do as well because they have not learned to work as hard. This is not to say that there aren’t exceptions, but as a rule w ... Continue Reading

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