Can a new Einstein exist in this day and age?

Discussion in 'General Science & Technology' started by Magical Realist, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. Russ_Watters Not a Trump supporter... Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe, but it is tough to tell. Unfortunately, you can't just be born Einstein, you must be born Einstein to the right parents in the right country and have the right set of childhood experiences to maximize your gifts. For example, given that almost all Nobel prize winners in science have been male, probably about half of the potential Einsteins born to the right parents in the right countries have failed to maximize their gifts.
     
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  3. Russ_Watters Not a Trump supporter... Valued Senior Member

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    I agree about Einstein and never thought of it that way, but you may also be right about the connection to today. The difference may simply be that science is more collaborative today and as a result it is more common for groups of people to get credit together than individuals.
     
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  5. river Valued Senior Member

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    Many gifted people fall through the cracks .
     
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