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To be honest, I'm against universities.

If you're serious about learning, then read some books and surf the Web. If you prefer the lecture format, then you can even watch lectures on Youtube. Purely at your own pace, and increasingly you get the best lecturers in the world.

Nowadays most university academics are little better than con artists. They trick employers into valuing degrees as the be-all-and-end-all, even though a cheap and simple aptitude test is better for measuring...well, aptitude. They trick students into paying exorbitant sums of money for lectures which are usually inferior to the material in books, and certainly inferior to the "model lectures" which are rapidly appearing on Youtube.

If Dawkins wants to make real progress, he should be trying to shut the universities down, not opening some more.

Sun, 05 Jun 2011 16:34:06 UTC | #634273