Re: ART: What Art Is

From: Natasha Vita-More (
Date: Sun May 28 2000 - 13:31:38 MDT

At 12:30 AM 5/28/00 PDT, Phil wrote:

>To the contrary, Rand was noted for being able to grasp the essense of
>information and theory far outside her expertise - i.e., theoretical physics
>- in minutes, in areas where many people cannot pick it up at all, even with
>years of study. Rand was NOT stupid. However, like so many extremely
>intelligent creative geniuses, she developed some extremely effective and
>powerful information filters, which she used as mental shortcuts to get at
>the essense of things.

No, she was able to understand certain types of information which does make
her a fluid and flexible thinker. Her intelligence is to be appreciated
(as I said), but it is not the type of intelligence that I would rely on in
discerning art and the arts primarily because of her narrow mindedness and

Rand was not an exercised and agile parallel thinker.

Thanks for your other comments.


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