Re: Greetings..

Eugene Leitl (
Sat, 12 Dec 1998 22:53:19 +0100

Paul Hughes writes:

> Although I have never explored this issue in much depth, I'd have to agree
> with you. I think the difference between an institutionalized "insane"
> person and a functioning genius is much thinner than we want to admit.

I disagree. I think geniuses are both dramatically brighter and noticeably more psychically stable than average persons, in the vast majority of cases (as if our database was so very large, ho, ho). I think brilliant cranks are a yet another urban legend.