Re: Greetings..

Anders Sandberg (
14 Dec 1998 16:03:01 +0100

Paul Hughes <> writes:

> Perhaps I misstated myself. I meant to imply the possibility that a genius is
> more likely to be stable and sane, but that an "insane" person is more likely
> to be a genius than a non-instituionalized person. Obviously, I have no facts
> to back this up. Is there any statistical data out there comparing
> intelligence of institutionalized people versus those who aren't?

There ought to be some data, although I don't know where to look for it. A medical student friend remarked that diagnosed shizophrenia seems to correlate with below average intelligence (possibly because less intelligent people are unable to cope with it?), I'll ask him if he has any sources for this.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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