Scholars teach in Universities and claim that they're smart and cunning
Tell them find a cure when we sneeze
And that's when their nose start running

from Nas (Ft. Damian Marley) – Patience (Sabali) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

How can these professors and scholars fake this intelligence when, in actuality, they can’t even find a cure for the common cold?

Also used as a metaphor, in that academics like to think their learning has elevated them even though they still suffer from the same afflictions everyone does.

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