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If Leary considers them 'the best educated', that goes a long way to explain his state of mind.

Dr. Bob:

This is your brain...

This is your brain on drugs...

Any questions?

Here's the whole quote (1987):

"We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. They are a hundred times better educated than their grandparents, and ten times more sophisticated. There has never been such an open-minded group. The problem is that no one is giving them anything fresh. They've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go."

Well, maybe the generation of young people of the late 1980's understood what the 1960's did to morality and culture.

And just maybe the 60's revolutionaries grew up, with the exception of Dr. Leary.

John Cox:

Hey Dr. Bob

Thanks for the context and rounding out the quote with a contemporary reference. Nice.


This is killing me. I'm not used to Quiptoons being facetious.

“Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.”
– Bertrand Russell

Applying Russell's aphorism to Leary's statement, pehaps Dr. Leary had a point after all. As the Russian proverb goes: "Even a blind hog finds an acorn every now & then."

Ed B:

Leary's assertion about a generation's open-mindedness being somehow equivalent to "educated" and "sophisticated" was just plain wrong on so many levels. An open mind, kept open without discrimination, soon gets filled with bilge. No need to look too hard for proof of that.


"Keep an open mind--but not so open that your brains fall out." - attributed to too many to mention


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