I was the OP, and thought I would clarify a few things since they were brought up.
1) Thank you for pointing out that I used the 'your' form in a sentance that clearly needed the 'you're' form. I make this mistake frequently and the students in my classes catch it, as well as a few other frequent mistakes I make in lecture notes and tests. (there/their)
2) I didn't think my original one line came off as 'serious', but perhaps I am wrong.
Perhaps you really believed I actually meant that I would:
I don't want to continue posting if your all HS dropouts, so I thought I would take a poll.
I would argue however, that this is hardly ironic, as several of you suggested. As a political science/economics major, I might have sluffed off a little on the grammer. I assure you that all my papers, both regular and thesis, were gramatically perfect, but alas, I do make mistakes in casual writing.
But I would make the argument that a poli sci/eco guy making a grammatical error in a quick line on a anonymous forum would hardly qualify as irony.
3) On the insinuation of being an elitest in some form or another... based solely on a single line of anonymous 'blogging'/posting, seems like a stretch. I thought the line was sufficiently tongue in cheek/harmless enough. I may be wrong.
I don't think I am better than any other human or smarter based solely on educational status.
But I do believe in the 1000+ peer reviewed studies that correlate any number of educational results/patterns/successes with educational level attained.
There is strong statistical data to suggest a direct correlation between education level and a large number of other variables. (example: Awareness of politics, science, the economy, and the ability to speak intelligently about such things)
As such, if the forum were infact inhabited by mostly HS dropouts, it would be fairly safe to assume that overall, there would be a large absence of sufficient understanding on a variety of topics.
Now mind you, yes there are many examples of HS dropouts who are infinatly smarter anre more successful than anyone here. But they are the exception not the rule.
4) I basically started this thread, because I am a very curious person and wanted to know the average educational level of posters here.
5) This post will have grammatical errors, but I don't have the time or inclination to find and correct them. If you do so have the time and willinglyness, feel free to do so.
P.S. On number 3, the fact that the website's content is naturally going to draw smarter people... if it was infact mostly inhabited by HS dropouts, they would probably grossly skew the correlations of many studies, and be a statistical anomoly based on some obvious variables. (mostly website content)
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