I agree with every previous post, all of them thoughtful and correct within their own context.
And education certainly does not prevent superstition or stupidity, one is now a stupid person with a degree. Like that book, ‘Dead Doctors Don’t Lie’ (I am still wondering what that really means), anyway, people are duped into buying sea silver, some potion made of keplp, and all kinds of other bogus products. Why does the AMA not cure cancer but these people with their snake oil can? Because Doctors make too much money fighting it to ever want to cure it! Nevermind it was doctors who came up with anti-biotics, a succesful treatment to prevent polio, etc!
Arthur Conan Doyle, himself an MD, believed completely in psychics and seances, etc.
So your points are correct, stupidity is prevalant everywhere, including the Mumbas.
If only the rest of the world were as smart us those of us at this website! Well, you guys, anyway, better leave me out of it.
And the point about at least a few people making it big in the Gold Rush, and the dot-com stuff, too, is valid. Damn! All that dot-com stuff happened right here in my town, San Jose, CA, and all I did was watch it happen!
Dan, who never rushes in where those who hesitate are lost, or something like that