The Opposite Of An Intelligence Explosion

| Learning | January 4, 2016

(This happened in a ninth grade US History class between the teacher and one of my classmates who was known for ignoring the lessons and causing trouble.)

Teacher: “So, the Civil War was the deadliest war in American history.”

Classmate: “What about World War II? 12 million people died.”

Teacher: “Many more than 12 million people died in World War II, but not all of them were American.”

Classmate: “What about the Big Bang?”

Teacher: *incredulous* “[Classmate], no one died in the Big Bang. Please don’t ask questions unless you’re serious about them.”

Classmate: *quietly, to himself* “…dinosaurs.”

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