EDUCATION: Genius Schools

Robin Hanson (
Thu, 2 Jan 1997 19:56:30 -0800 (PST)

"David Musick" writes:
>This same valuable quality of genius exists in all minds, and rarely,
>if ever, is it used to it's full advantage. Billions of people, all
>operating *far* below their potential. This is no surprise,
>considering our society has not organized itself to encourage and
>assist the development of genius in people. Newton, as smart as he
>was, was probably an idiot compared to the potential of the typical
>human. That the potential of billions of humans remains scarcely
>tapped is the greatest tragedy of all time. This is the source of
>nearly all of our problems.

What is the evidence that we operate this far below our potential?

Robin D. Hanson