posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 09:13 AM
Doc Velocity, well, the first thing that needs to be realized is that the whole term "genius" is rather subjective. I personally think that Einstein
was a genius. However many, including Einstein himself probably would not agree with that sentiment. Yes, even Einstein had doubts about his
Anyway, many people would argue that Einstein,much like Edison, was not really a genius but someone who benefitted from the work of his predecessors.
Okay, let me ask you, if you have someone who has an IQ of,say 97, which is on the high end of the average intelligence marker, and someone who has an
IQ of say, 140, who would you say is the smarter of the two? The one with the IQ of 140, right? Well,
, not necessarily.
IQ scores are simply a way to "measure a person's ability to learn," and not so much based on what he/she already knows. The determining factor of
which one is smarter would largely be dependent on experience and what that person has been exposed to. For example, let's say the person who has an
IQ of 97 has been exposed to quantum physics and the person with the IQ of 140 has been exposed to agricultural science. Now who is smarter? I'd say
the former rather than the latter. Does the guy have the potential to learn quantum physics? Certainly,but he doesn't, at least as of yet, have that