Re: "Boy with Incredible Brain"

From: justin corwin (
Date: Wed Mar 22 2006 - 14:17:43 MST

On 3/22/06, Philip Goetz <> wrote:
> Amazing. Odd, though, that these geniuses never seem to accomplish anything.

This is a common idea, which I have no idea whether it's true or not.
I suspect it is not. My suspicion is that people who are
savant/geniuses and accomplish great things are simply not famous for
being savants, but rather for what they achieve.

An easy example is James Garfield, who is famous for being President
and being shot, but who had some really unusual abilities(like writing
simultaneously in two different languages with both hands).

Justin Corwin

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