This question has the topic of conversation this week in CEP 812. As we read Dr. James Gee’s book, The Anti-Education Era, we examined reasons humans are so terrible at solving complex problems of our time. There are so many things that contribute to why humans are so stupid. We don’t understand the limitations of our own memory, we fall into pitfalls of status and solidarity, and our institutions are frozen in thought just to name a few. The following essay is my response to Gee’s arguments and why I believe humans are struggle so much at solving complex problems.