Re: Genius - the evidence
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 16:50:16 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 97-01-26 22:50:29 EST, Eli wrote:
<< Many famous geniuses were highly persistent("perseverant") individuals,
and some were laid-back and relaxed. The high-powered ones may have gotten
more done, but again willpower has little to do with innate intelligence,
Thomas Edison to the contrary. I could equally say that being a genius
requires a will to publicity, a
willingness to expose oneself to the media, or a publishable personal
quirk (Hawking's illness) since many famous geniuses possessed these
qualities... >>

This is what i was getting at with my dictionary definitions:

1. It is an *inate* talent or specifically strong intelligence in a given
area(or areas)
2. It requires a product, or at least an outlet of expression to be made
3. It must be recognized *within a given society, time or place* as a
valuable contribution to something.
4. It must be actualized with diligent hard work, perservence and drive to
achieve it's zenith.