I call Bullsh!t.
It was a bunch of intellectual liberals who did the study.
Nikola Tesla was probably the greatest inventor the world has ever known and completely nuts. I suppose you could consider Howard Hughes to be a genius as well.
I’d like to see a study on the link between intelligence and aspergers, which is now said NOT to be linked to autism
(Autism has language issues and aspergers does not)
Anything your biology does it does at the cost of what else it could be doing.
Genes that could contribute to high intelligence could also contribute to mental insanity, autism, or any number of other negative things.
If there was no “cost” to a gene that unambiguously made people more intelligent - it would rapidly reach 100% penetrance in human populations.
As it is generally assumed that there is an unequal distribution of intelligence genes in human populations - it seems obvious that higher intelligence comes at a cost that would counteract the tendency for such a gene to reach 100% penetrance in human populations.
Certainly not all highly intelligent people are crazy, but it may be higher concentration there.
Einstein wasn’t crazy. Edison was a jerk, but not crazy. Da Vinci was mentally sound.... So was Newton, Hawkings, Bohr, Aristotle, Shakespeare, Mozart...
I would think art/creative people would be most prone to issues. Some of the issues may be the cause for being interpreted as being so creative, due to their very different way of thinking.
The reason genius often leads to madness is because it’s maddening living in a world run by people stupider than you.
We intelligent types do suffer! Sigh!
Those who are truly smart do end up damaged. Mostly by having to deal with the utter idiocy of the rest of Humanity.
It didn’t evolve. It’s a natural result of being as much higher in intelligence as the average person is higher in intelligence than a moron with an IQ of 50. Imagine living in a world like that and you will understand the link between genius and madness.
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