14.0190 solving the problem of creative genius

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Date: Tue Aug 22 2000 - 06:05:51 CUT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 190.
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             Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 06:59:29 +0100
             From: "Jim Marchand" <marchand@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
             Subject: Re: 14.0188 market truth, fingerprint machine

    On the problem of creative genius -- one would suppose first that one would
    need a definition. One would then need a list of people on which we could
    obtain general consensus that they were indeed creative geniuses. Perhaps
    also a profiling method which would exclude those who were idiots savants or
    creative in a non-humanistic field, e.g. mathematics. Then one would need
    some method for deciding the characteristics to be polled. This has all
    been tried before, mais est-ce cela vaut la chandelle?

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