RE: First replicable human IE?

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sun Jun 22 2003 - 01:16:46 MDT

>enough deep valleys in abilities and your going to do quite poorly on
>IQ tests, thus the 'idiot' part of 'idiot savant'.

Not thus. The `idiot' part doesn't mean moronic, it reverts to the Greek
meaning of `private' or `incommunicado'. Thus it is not an oxymoron (as it
were) for an autistic savant to be selectively brilliant.

Damien Broderick

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