02 June, 2010
Yes, they vote too. Whenever I despair at the low level of education found today among our young Anguillians I look at this video. It refreshes me. It reminds me that there is still a long way to go before we hit rock bottom, as they have in other places.
If you ever had any doubt that the American century is over, the above video should have been conclusive. With citizens like the ones we have just seen, the twenty first century will clearly belong to the east. If you are still not sure about that, check this:
I read on one website recently that there will be substantially more Ph.D. engineers and scientists in China in 2010 than in the United States, as China produces three times the number of engineers per year. In 2001, only 5% of American 24 year olds with a bachelors degree were engineers, compared to 39% in
China and 19% or more in South Korea, Taiwan, and . R.E. Smalley, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist from Japan Rice University, recently concluded that by 2010 90% of all Ph.D. physical scientists and engineers in the world will be Asians living in Asia. And among Asian Ph.D. engineers and scientists, most will be produced by . China
Another website reports that each year, about 70,000 Americans receive undergraduate and graduate science and engineering degrees that are defence related, compared with a combined 200,000 in China and India.
You figure it.