Ask Dr. Science
July 24, 2005:
Angel asks: Dear Dr. Science, How a person thinks should greatly outweigh what a person knows. any average joe can read an encyclopedia and cite it. In my eyes an intellectual is someone who learns and APPLIES. A genius on the other hand...a genius is measured by HOW they think not what they know. I'm unimpressed by your IQ. My question to you Dr. Science is this: What is the benefit of being a "genius" if all you do is answer asinine questions?
Dr. Science responds:
In case anyone missed it, Angel's question / comments are a direct response to the Ask Dr. Science question from June 26, 2005.
My dearest Angel,
There is little for me to debate with you. When one is dead and gone they are not measured by their IQ, but what they accomplished during their lifetime. But I digress. My accomplishments are on this website waiting to be seen. You see, I am a 'Head Inventor' of sorts at B.S.L Labs. Many of the inventions posted on this site came from my genius brain and were applied into real products.
So you may be unimpressed with my IQ, but I have done exactly what you have defined. Genius and accomplished! I think I'll just give myself a pat on the back...
As for your question, Angel, perhaps your attack should be pointed at the people asking the questions and not Dr. S. If you view the archived questions and go back to the beginning, almost all questions were serious and valid. Now don't get me wrong all you Dr. Science-ites out there, I love answering your questions regardless, but it is the questions that have become folly over time. In fact by simply answering your question Angel, I am wasting my genius according to you. Is that my fault, or yours? I've said it before and I'll say it again, Dr. S is a man of the people and will not ignore nor turn my back on them.
So what is the 'benefit' as you put it? The goal of the weekly Ask Dr. Science is to share knowledge with curious minds. Sometimes the questions are complex, sometimes they are simple. But in any case the 'benefit' for me is helping people learn.
Until next week, keep those questions coming.