I always wonder why I don't get those cool miracle that all my ignorant friends do. Finally, Pat Robertson tells me why:Robertson: God gives less miracles to ‘too-educated Americans’ who learn scienceTelevangelist Pat Robertson on Monday explained to his viewers that “sophisticated” Americans received less miracles because they had learned “things that says God isn’t real” like evolution.On Monday’s episode of CBN’s The 700 Club, Robertson responded to a viewer who wanted to know why “amazing miracles (people raised from the dead, blind eyes open, lame people walking) happen with great frequency in places like Africa, and not here in the USA?”“People overseas didn’t go to Ivy League schools,” the TV preacher laughed. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/01/robertson-god-gives-le...Note to headline writer: "Less" is for an undeterminable amount, like "There is less sugar in this pile than that one." The word "fewer" is used for discrete objects which might be counted, like "miracles", if miracles actually existed. You would say "There are fewer sugar cubes in that pile," but "less sugar".It's a losing battle, I know, but I've seen "less" and "fewer" used incorrectly a dozen times in the past couple weeks and it makes me crazy. I would prefer being "less crazy", since there are not units of "crazy" measurement, see? And "fewer" incidents of using "less" and "fewer" incorrectly would help.
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