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Comment 18 by Stevehill :

I really can't agree with the posters above who say why bother with a degree when you can watch YouTube... is Britain really that dumbed down now?

If you think I'm dumbed down because I learn string theory from Leonard Susskind's Youtube lectures, and learn quantum field theory out of books instead of expensive university classes, then sure. In that case I'm happy to be part of a new, dumbed down Britain.

How do you propose that watching lectures on Youtube is somehow conceptually different from watching lectures in person? Magic?

Well, Your avatar is Harry Potter, isn't it?

Sun, 05 Jun 2011 18:08:19 UTC | #634311