Thursday, 18 October 2007

Fewtril #214

Any failure to take into consideration that the highly intelligent are also capable of great stupidity is not a sign that one is not highly intelligent; it is a sign that one is capable of great stupidity.

4 comments:

temblor said...

High intellectual achievement is in the grasp of only a few, but stupidity is within the grasp of all. An unintelligent man who knows his own limitations is far less likely to behave stupidly than a highly intelligent man who doesn't. In fact, high intelligence often encourages arrogance and an unrealistic assessment of one's capabilities in unfamiliar fields.

Roach said...

Intelligence is like counter-terrorism: one must get it right all the time or instead be reminded of his limitations.

Anonymous said...

Just out of Curiosity, Why are we having to make our A-Levels easier in this country. If it's so that every one can get them it makes them worthless.

Reinhard Hydrant said...

Anonymous, educational institutions are a business. They have bills to pay, payrolls to meet, benefits to fund. The more customers (students) that they have, the more money they make.