Re: Greetings..

Scott Badger (
Sun, 13 Dec 1998 08:32:00 -0600

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From: Eugene Leitl <> To: <> Date: Saturday, December 12, 1998 4:21 PM Subject: Re: Greetings..

>Paul Hughes writes:
> > Although I have never explored this issue in much depth, I'd have to
> > 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.


I agree with Anders and Gene. Just look at how psychologically fit and socially adept the members of this list are . . . right? Just want to add that the logical downward extension of this argument is that "ignorance is bliss". Uh, I don't think so.

happy holidays