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There IS a link between genius and madness - but we don't know why we evolved this 'gift'
UK Daily Mail ^ | June 4, 2012 | Rob Waugh

Posted on 06/04/2012 6:33:40 AM PDT by C19fan

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To: Boogieman; shibumi

“Post of the century award” *ping*


51 posted on 06/08/2012 10:03:50 PM PDT by Salamander
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To: Salamander; Boogieman

You sure this guy “Boogieman” isn’t “listening in” on our private conversations?

Or perhaps it’s just a Jungian echo.


52 posted on 06/08/2012 10:15:29 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi; Boogieman

Boogieman’s obviously part of the holograph.


53 posted on 06/08/2012 10:22:07 PM PDT by Salamander
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To: heartwood; shibumi

“Schizophrenia usually leads to a poverty of thought”

Oh, thank God...we’re safe.

;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eRvs9MpWRo


54 posted on 06/08/2012 10:28:51 PM PDT by Salamander
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To: Boogieman; Salamander
Here's to You!

"Boogieman"

55 posted on 06/08/2012 10:32:11 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi; Lazamataz

I’d hit that.


56 posted on 06/08/2012 10:37:08 PM PDT by Salamander
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To: formosa

I remember reading some, years back, of a study involving a group of teens who were stereotypical nerdy braniacs. In mapping the subjects’ brain activity, the researchers found that their brains “fired up” in very unexpected ways. The part of the brain that should have been firing in social situations was just not involved.

Sorry, I am probably not describing this well, as this has been quite a while ago. Basically, the implications were that the academically brilliant nerdy kids just did not function well in social interactions, hence the strangeness factor you allude to.


57 posted on 06/09/2012 4:11:15 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Bigg Red

braniacs= brainiacs


58 posted on 06/09/2012 4:12:34 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: formosa

You said it best!

Just as tribal members feared shamans, people who don’t understand will be suspicious, fearful or critical.


59 posted on 06/09/2012 10:22:45 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: KosmicKitty; C19fan

“I’d like to see a study on the link between intelligence and aspergers...”

My observations, anecdotal, suggest that those with aspergers are often highly intelligent people.


60 posted on 06/09/2012 10:37:40 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: C19fan

I’m trying to figure out why sperm motility
hasn’t created a master race yet
The best of millions fighting upstream like
Steelers’ running back Don Quixote
over a million years and we still end up with
politicians with red putty noses that go honk
and readers of the Weekly World News
who renew their state of alarm by the minute
we’re not one step closer to kingdom come for it
sperm motility then is as effective an indicator
of Darwinian uber selection
as a chicken on a rotisserie spit
is an indicator of barnyard vitality
you are alive right give yourself a pinch
let’s use sperm science to give the 2nd raters
and mediocrities a chance at the brass ova
the modern science of magnification
can certainly arrange for a
shiftless layabout sperm
to take a poke at the moon
enough with this Mother Nature swill
put the couch potato, the hysteric
the derelict pants pissing wino sperm
up the beanpole and see who salutes
Mother Nature eats her young
and writes checks for the
Eugenics Foundation of Savannah, Africa
does God have someone
telling him what to think
so go for it you little tadpoles
get in there you little champions


61 posted on 06/10/2012 8:53:47 AM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui
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