reply to post by Witness2008
I think that theory is perhaps the closest to truth - whatever "evolution" (in this context) means.
And this observation
He is also the most intelligent person I know
even if it is necessarily subjective, addresses a very important point.
Schizophrenia is indeed called "the intelligent man's disease".
As I remember saying in another thread, I am yet to see or read about a "schizophrenic" whose intelligence wasn't significantly above average.
And yes, of course I am aware that the notion of "intelligence", and, especially, the means of measuring it are highly contentious themselves. What
I mean by "intelligence" is evidence of coherent (if "unconventional"), all-encompassing - and sometimes extremely articulate - observation of the
[edit on 27-5-2008 by Vanitas]