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No, I'm not implying that. I

No, I'm not implying that. I just think that in many cases it can help a lot. Believe me, I've had the same experience at college that you did. Many, many people profit very little from their time in college and are, essentially, zombies, as you said.

I don't think college makes you smarter, as I suspect your level of intellectual capability is a function of early development and biological factors (don't ask me to say more as I'm surely no expert and am only giving my intuitions), but I do think that a college education will help (in many cases) to help realize that potential and build a solid foundation for future learning.

I disagree that I could have achieved by myself what I did by attending a university, and I suspect this is true in the vast majority of cases. What you said is simply not true.

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