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  •  Thanks Terry (1+ / 0-)
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    terryhallinan

    I believe that you stumbled on something that our neo-con pals haven't figured out (Or maybe Activist Guy is correct. They have figured it out and are just gaming the system.)

    Like many kids it appears that Dow had different aptitudes. Analyt may have been a weakness. In our present system, we would ignore his strengths and focus on his weakness.

    Old Dow probably wouldn't have done so well in the market as he would have missed his chance because he would have needed to spend an extra year in school trying to learn Analytic Geometry. Or perhaps I am just a bit too cynical.

    A proud member of the Professional Left since 1967.

    by slatsg on Sat Jun 23, 2012 at 04:51:53 PM PDT

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    •  Hermann Einstein asked the principal of young (1+ / 0-)
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      Albert's school what studies the principal would suggest Albert follow.

      The principal replied that it didn't matter because Albert would fail at everything he tried.

      While young Albert was concocting a plan to escape his schooling, he was saved the trouble by being thrown out.

      In his autobiographical Epitaph, Einstein wrote that while he regretted having cheated to get later degrees he gladly bore that burden considering the free time it allowed him.

      I believe we might have made a bit of progress.  People used to get very angry and call me many names for suggesting the man whose very name is synonymous with genius suffered the most terrible learning disability of all: autism.

      Today it is rather common knowledge.

      Best, Terry

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