Interest Oriented Education: Death to Standardized Education 

I. Introduction Why is school so boring? This is the ubiquitous question that has nagged at school-aged children ever since the inception of the now archaic Prussian system of standardized education. (“Why Is The United States Still Using The Prussian … Continue reading Interest Oriented Education: Death to Standardized Education 

How Intelligent Was Adolf Hitler?

I often wonder if Hitler’s intelligence has been overstated. He was a charismatic megalomaniac with traits of Antisocial Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder (then known as Borderline Schizophrenia) which could have been attributed to early onset Parkinson’s. … Continue reading How Intelligent Was Adolf Hitler?

Historically, Have The Nobility Been More Intelligent?

Nobility is largely a result of military conquest, and military conquest is the result of tyrants. Military leaders as intellectuals is a relatively new concept. Previously, the alpha was simply the strongest member of a group. Charlemagne was illiterate and … Continue reading Historically, Have The Nobility Been More Intelligent?

How Likely Are Two Average Parents To Have A Gifted Child?

The standard, quantifiable definition of “gifted” denotes possessing an IQ of 130 or higher as per Psychometric testing, though there’s also musical, artistic, creative, and athletic giftedness. These are considered by many to be concrete forms of intelligence in and … Continue reading How Likely Are Two Average Parents To Have A Gifted Child?

Is There A Such Thing As A Mathematical Brain?

Success in mathematics has more to do with work ethic and diligence than raw intelligence; even people that are gifted or talented in ways that are conducive to mathematical ability (spatial reasoning, pattern recognition) have to practice consistently, or else … Continue reading Is There A Such Thing As A Mathematical Brain?

How Can You Distinguish Intelligent People and Pretenders?

Intelligent people normally don’t want to or have to prove that they’re smart, unless they have specific experiences that have caused them to doubt their intellect. Intellect is an innate characteristic which breeds certain personality traits. A big giveaway that … Continue reading How Can You Distinguish Intelligent People and Pretenders?