Intelligence: It's All Relative
A friend and I are considered fairly sharp, mentally. However, we personally agree it is more a matter of memory than of intelligence. If you can recall endless tidbits of information, you have a better chance of putting them together and coming up with an accurate evaluation. So we don't take "intelligence" too seriously.
That being said, I did major in chemistry in college and I did take quite a few graduate-level courses. I also have a moderately diverse background in mathematics. This is not to boast, but to set the stage for "the rest of the story..."
It's early evening, and the phone, a mere two feet away, rings one or two rings. I've paused the computer. It's my buddy, referenced above.
"Hey, Boy! Watcha doin'?
"Oh, not much, just watching a movie."
"The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars."
I've never heard the guy laugh so hard I thought he'd lose his dinner. There was some reference muttered about "our scientist genius" or something like that...
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