Re: Oh dear, the educational system appears to be in freefall
Some years ago I was sitting in a room full of engineers listening to a marketing guy describing a novel and technically advanced product that we were about to launch. He claimed that "Some people say that it breaks the Laws of Physics." We were shocked, some of us went as far as to mutter into our beards.
A charitable explanation is that an engineer was paraphrasing Scottie, as a joke, when explaining the technical bits to him.
But I think we are all doomed.