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quote:Originally posted by CorbeilleI must be a genius!It took me six months to do my latest jigsaw and it said on the box "3 - 5 years""They're all animals anyway. All the animals come out at night"
quote:Originally posted by rosy(2) the rest of the population won't necessarily recognise "genius level" discoveries as such because they won't be in a position to understand what's been discovered (and that includes even highly trained people in one field not having the least clue about the genius of a discovery in another field).Clearly this doesn't apply to all (potential) new discoveries, but it must apply to some.
quote:Another consideration is that genius can be hard to recognise at close range. Quite a few geniuses (genii?) were not widely recognised in their own time.
quote:Originally posted by David SparkmanI prefer a different defination: one who sees the connection between unrelated facts. David
quote:Originally posted by tweenerSo my question is WHERE ARE THEY?
quote:Originally posted by KeralaToday, I believe, among the 100 living people with that brain power, only 10 will be called geniuses, because 100 is too much for the "average person" to remember them all.
quote: "It is not necessary that all our questions be answered. It is only necessary to understand the question"
quote:Within the last three hundred years those in power have discovered how to take away mans ability to think and dream. Prior to this period it was traditional to teach by parable, that which teaches now and also for the rest of your life.
but we have hit a bit of a dull patch in scientfic advances.
I've heard that there are about as many people alive today as have ever lived in the whole history of mankind (and not just recorded history - all of it). Given this fact, we should have living among us just about as many overwhelming geniuses as have ever graced the planet, people like Newton, Galeleio, the guy that invented the wheel, the guy that discovered a campfire, Einstein. So my question is WHERE ARE THEY?
I would love to film a family for 2 weeks to see what impact having no TV for 2 weeks would make. Most would not know what to do in that situation and I would think it would show up our depleting creativeness.