Re: Extropian Evolution [was Re: the pons asi[movi]norum...]

From: Stirling Westrup (
Date: Sun Jul 09 2000 - 14:08:20 MDT

Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

> On Fri, 7 Jul 2000, John Clark wrote:
> > Fortunately this inability didn't harm Asimov's self esteem much. In his
> > autobiography he said that in his entire life he'd only met two people
> > who were smarter than him, one was Marvin Minsky and the other was Carl
> > Sagan.
> It would be somewhat illuminating to know what their relative IQs were. (IQ
> has its limitations, but its the only relatively universal measure we
> currently have.)

I had a boss once who met Asimov and wife at a party. He said that Asimov
was indeed a fairly smart and witty man, but that his wife (I think it was
his second) was far smarter than him and he didn't seem to realize it.

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