Copernicus ,Curie-Skłodowska ,Arctowski ,Heweliusz and Funk are all Poles who I admire for obvious reasons, people who's achievements I would dearly love to emulate but never will! However the list of British scientists who achieved great things is far longer! There are far longer lists of notable British engineers, writers, historians, warriors, sports men, composers, artists too!!!!
IN Poland you have to stay at school for an extra three years to hone your rote learning and cheating skills.
Yes like the woman who insisted that she had a 'degree in psychology' but did not know who Pavlov, Freud or Jung were ( or Eysenck ).
The woman who insisted she had a 'degree in chemistry' but didn't know what 'tytan' or 'rubid' was.
The man with the 'electrical engineering degree' but couldn't explain why copper conducts electricity in Polish or English.
Obviously there are Poles who have a good education, fairly awarded degrees etc... but come to Shropshire and Powys and you'll find lots of Polish people with qualifications that don't seem to teach them the most basic facts of their supposed subject.