First off, everyone has their strong points educationally. I am not writing this to say that everyone who doesnt know the answers to every question is stupid. (Look at that, I cant even construct a simple sentence myself! Cant spell for shit either.)
Have you ever known someone for a while and considered them pretty well educated and smart only to have something come out of their mouth that makes your jaw drop?
My SO has done this on a couple of occasions. First off, this woman is VERY intelligent. Shes an ER nurse and was an A student all her life. She handles all of our bills and finances. In general… pretty sharp. Except for the “natural” sciences, my one love. The last Perseids meteor shower was to be a great one so we bundled up and sat out in the backyard at 2 in the morning watching the show. We’re talking when suddenly she asks, “So which is closer to us the Moon or the closest star??” Thankfully it was dark out 'cause my jaw dropped to my chest. I had NO idea she did not know even the most basic of basic astronomy. Totally bowled me over but I answered sincerely and tried to explain the vast differences in distance and light years.
There was another occurance a while back but I’m trying to remember what it is. I’ll post it later.
Anybody else care to share similar stories? Again, this is not to imply that the person who asked the question is stupid. Its just shown me that everyone has there own special fields they like to learn about and others that they couldn’t care less about.