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Subject: Re: Alan Blumlein site
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Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 17:24:18 GMT
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> > For me a genius has accomplished something, normal people would never
> > even thought of. A new way of thinking, art, extraordinary beautiful,
> > enriching mankind.
> > This certainly refers to Buddha, Jesus, Michelangelo, Mozart and many
> > others, but not to Columbus, Newton or other scientists, who develop in
> > linear way and invent improvements from existing concepts.
> > Inventions many of us have made, lets declare us geniuses as well? Is
> > Gates a genius?? Or Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, what about Bruce
> > Can any of these compare with Socrates?
> > An extraordinary creative engineer certainly has some impact and if he
> > lucky can earn the Nobel-price, or at least some money.
> > Geniuses are rather crucified or poisoned, they are so much ahead of
> > time, nobody can understand them, and their message usually is against
> > established conventions.
> > And moreover a genius is a medium, who can express the energy passing
> > through him. It is Existence that gives him the ability to create, so
> > cannot even credit this particular person.
> > Love Ban
> I am surprised that Newton's 'fluctions' are not rated by yourself as
> anything other than a linear development of existing concepts. I
> that so radical did he think that this (non-linear) concept was that he
> not use it in any published proofs originally as he thought it may not be
> The concept, as Newton conceived and understood it, remains valid today -
> and will remain so indefinitely although it is little understood by many
> use it.
Well, I see some colleagues are more profoundly informed than I am. I had
seen Newton more as a guy who collected all different sources of information
and unified the theory and measurement techniques so science could be
universal. But of course that was only part of his work.
Still I think there is an individual threshold to be crossed to accept
somebody as a genius. Personal preferences differ for all of us, so someone
can even declare Blumlein a genius.
Not always the amount of effort, knowledge, or whatever can indicate the
genius' capacity, what about Buddha who gave us meditation or Jesus with