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Ray Palla
“An elementary school student asked me the NOT politically correct question, “Is an idiot smarter than a moron?” I had to Google it because I was afraid to respond in today’s PC society and didn’t want to offend him, his parents, or anyone else. Here’s what I found.

Technically, a moron is smarter than an idiot. An imbecile is also smarter than an idiot. Although today the words are considered insulting and derogatory, prior to the 1960s they were widely used as actual psychology terms associated with intelligence on an IQ test.

An IQ between:
00-25 = Idiot
26-50 = Imbecile
51-70 = Moron

Explaining all of this to a nine year old with an IQ of 130 made me feel like society has turned all adults into one of the above, myself included. When I told him that I’m afraid to openly say it, the nine year old said, “Adults are idiots!”
Ray Palla, H: Infidels of Oil

Isaac Asimov
“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.”
Isaac Asimov

Lewis Carroll
“Then you should say what you mean," the March Hare went on.
"I do," Alice hastily replied; "at least--at least I mean what I say--that's the same thing, you know."
"Not the same thing a bit!" said the Hatter. "You might just as well say that "I see what I eat" is the same thing as "I eat what I see"!”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Shannon L. Alder
“Sometimes the truth is so deep that it takes someone with the same depth to see it, while others can't see past the level they have never moved from.”
Shannon L. Alder

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“- Boys my age are boring. They have nothing to say and half of them seem like complete idiots.

I was going to say that they didn't improve with age but didn't want to spoil her illusions.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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