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Why are sporting greats revered by the public more than scientific or benevolent greats?


Recently a well known twenty-five year old cricket star who played for Australia died in a freak cricketing accident. The press - indeed the whole country - has been making a big deal of it for over a week. Yet when a respected and internationally known eye-surgeon, who had restored sight to thousands died a few years back, his death got a couple of minutes publicity both when he died and at his funeral.

 

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    KU37 2 years ago

    Excellent points, especially about anti-intellectualism. I don't know if it's due to the internet, but it seems to me that anti-intellectualism is increasingly commonplace. It's a serious concern in a democracy as it affects education and politics.


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