Interesting thread developing here. . .and I don't mean to be
disrespectful to the seriousness of this thread, but on the light side, I
enjoyed Scott Adams analysis of the Evolution of Idiots in his book "The
Dilbert Principle." (If you haven't purchased it yet, it's definitely
worth the $20.) In fact, I enjoyed it so much I'm laughing just thinking
about it. The more I think, the more I laugh. . .and I'm all alone at my
desk on a late Saturday afternoon. . .I need to get a new life. . .
What started me thinking about it was the following statement:
"Interesting note, if we eliminate the variation in people, we will surely
stop the appearance of such people as Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein,
Martin Luther King ... and most of us in this discussion group. It is
precisely this variation that lets us continue to learn and grow through
Adam's touches on the emergence of a genetically deviant person who, well,
happens to be a genius. . .Just a quote from the book before I stop
"First, there were some amoebas. Deviant amoebas adapted better to the
environment, thus becoming monkeys. Then came Total Quality Management."
And it only becomes funnier after that. . .
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