Human Events just put together a list of the top ten stupidest questions asked at college campus lectures. I particularly liked number 3:
"How could people contribute $20 when the average was $50?" -- Anonymous student at a lecture given by HUMAN EVENTS Legal Affairs Correspondent Ann Coulter on November 21, 2002 at Roger Williams University.
Coulter's answer: "Well, some gave $100, some gave $10, some gave $20, what you do is add them up and divide by the number of contributors, that is how you get an average."
I guess if students don't learn math in the classroom, at least they can learn it at a Coulter lecture!
We could put together a list of similar questions just at Western. Here are a few of the ones that I remember.
I'll never forget the German lady's five minute long speech at Ward Connerly's lecture. I don't remember any of what she said, just that it went on and on. She asked a similarly long question at Dinesh D'Souza, to which he replied "I'm like the mosquito at the nudist camp; I don't know where to start."
Ann Coulter's speech brought out stupid questions in record numbers:
"Why don't you encourage College Republicans to join the military?"
"How can you attack liberals when John Locke was a liberal?"
"Do you have stairs in your house?"
What other questions deserve to go on our list?