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Old 10-18-2007, 06:35 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Asians are not more intelligent by any means. They are just more dedicated, and work harder. Historically, Asia was never a powerful, smart, or innovative part of the world. They really became a true force when shown the technology, government, and ways of western civilization.
Uh, I disagree, its actually quite the opposite, at one point during ancient times Asia was the technological hub of the world. Many of the things we have today is because of their innovation, science and intelligence. There was only a time from about 150-800 years ago that Asia slowed down due to constant turmoil and change.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:07 PM   #22 (permalink)
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It may sound silly to say that, but why can't I say it? It could be true, as silly as it sounds, it makes sense in a way.
then, contrary to what you're saying, you do believe they are born smarter. if they are born with "something that makes them want to learn more than others", then that's the same thing. and unless there's a lot of evidence of that, it's just a theory. i'm not yelling, just saying. it all comes down to culture, society, and education.
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Asians are not more intelligent by any means. They are just more dedicated, and work harder. Historically, Asia was never a powerful, smart, or innovative part of the world. They really became a true force when shown the technology, government, and ways of western civilization.
Are you serious? The person who invented gunpowder was from Asia, before Guttenberg perfected the printing press someone from Asia first invented it. Genghis Khan was Asian. If you need more enlightenment so you can reassess your view that " Asia was never a powerful, smart, or innovative part of the world", I suggest reading this book called The Year of Rice and Salt.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:45 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Are you serious? The person who invented gunpowder was from Asia, before Guttenberg perfected the printing press someone from Asia first invented it. Genghis Khan was Asian. If you need more enlightenment so you can reassess your view that " Asia was never a powerful, smart, or innovative part of the world", I suggest reading this book called The Year of Rice and Salt.
During the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, what was Asia doing? I'm not trying to put down Asia by any means, but I think it's safe to say that modern day Asia is more influenced by Western civilization than vice verca.
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During the Western Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, what was Asia doing?
Asia had much bigger things to worry about

What was the west doing during ancient times and the middle ages?
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Asia had much bigger things to worry about

What was the west doing during ancient times and the middle ages?
What bigger things?
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plazz i believe they were burning people and torturing them.... oh as well as ya know bleeding patients and using leeches... if thats not advancement i dunno what it
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plazz i believe they were burning people and torturing them....... if thats not advancement i dunno what it
Lol, I didn't know The Inquisition happened in Asia.

And Wukkadb, unfortunately very little is known about Asian powerhouses Japan and China during the Scientific Revolution and The Age of Enlightenment because they adopted an Isolationist mentality. BTW the Age of Enlightenment is my favourite era of all time because folks like Thomas Paine, Napoleon, Voltaire, Immanuel Kant and Goethe were around.
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