Friday, November 30, 2007

Isaac Asimov in "Intelligence" wrote:

"...I had an auto-repair man once, who, on these intelligence tests, could not possibly have scored more than 80...Yet, when anything went wrong with my car I hastened to him with it, watched him anxiously...listened to his pronouncements as though they were divine oracles- and he always fixed my car....
My intelligence, then, is not absolute but is a function of the society I live in and of the fact that a small subsection of that society has managed to foist on the rest as an arbiter of such matters."

photo by Tom Mascardo