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Markus Stocker

Between information technology and environmental science with a flair for economics, the clarinet, and the world of soups and salads.

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US presidential debates typically involve two people. A CNN Politics round table perhaps four or six or eight. The Swiss Federal Council round table involves seven people. Arena, generally a round table of four.

Recently, something occurred to me. People discussing politics always seem to have answers; does anyone have questions?

Knowledge is a measure of how many answers you have, intelligence is a measure of how many questions you have. (Author unknown, once quoted on the DDIS web page.)

Though, people at a political round table typically appear opinionated rather than knowledgeable, I think.