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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 01:12 PM
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45. You will have the knowledge - that is the point
And in an earlier post I answered the "doctors who all know the same incorrect thing" meme: the system would constantly be downloading from the top students every so often depending on the field of study (some fields don't progress as fast as others).

Being a doctor isn't about knowing how to cut: it's knowing exactly where to cut and exactly how much pressure to apply to the scalpel, etc. All these things are MEMORIES contained in the person from whom we would get the knowledge. Also being a doctor is mostly functioning as a vast storehouse of knowledge of symptoms and what diseases they point to, what treatments (what dose of what medicine) and what drug interactions may result or what side effects to expect. Those are all MEMORIES that will be downloaded from the top students in that field and memory dumped into me or some other person who actually wants to learn something new.

You are not forced to take this route. Nobody will hold a gun to your head. That's the beauty of a free society: we are free to be as smart or as ignorant as we choose to be.
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