so i recently went on an interview to one of my top choice schools and the interview mentioned that states in the south such as KY, WV, etc. often have an 'anti-academic' agenda. i responded by talking about why i thought this was, citing reasons such as lack of national and regional identity and economics. (i mentioned that the adminsitration caters to this through the media and provides them a way to identify with something larger). anyway, in hindsight i realize that i totally missed the point of that comment and led the discussion into a totally different path than the interviewer intended. i feel like an idiot and now i feel ilke i won't get in. was it really that bad of a response? i probably should have mentinoed something like, how i think the 'intelligent design' theory is @#*& and how science really needs to advance in order for society to advance... should i mention something ilke this in my letter of interest to the school?