Some more right-wing nonsense appeared in Wednesday’s London Evening Standard:
One paragraph in particular caught my eye:
Mark Zuckerberg (the founder of Facebook), the Education Secretary points out, mastered French, Hebrew, Latin and Ancient Greek, before taking his maths degree – an intellectual biography that “powerfully underlines the lesson that a rigorous academic education is the best preparation” for modern working life.
Now the statement along the lines of ‘My cat is black, therefore all cats must be black’ is of course well known as being logically nonsense. As, surely, is the statement: ‘Mark Zukenberg had an academic education and was then highly successful, therefore all people who have an academic education will then be highly successful’?
Mind you, there’s always an exception to the rule: ‘Mr Gove’s policy is ill-informed and deluded, therefore all politician’s policies are ill-informed and deluded…’?