How can a genius be born to normal parents?

Low mutative load.

It’s one possible explanation and I like it.


You’d need to test telomere lengths for longevity, endocrine function (an oft-overlooked metric of fitness with an effect on brain function) and morphological symmetry, this last being the easiest of the lot and readily observable.

Symmetry is a quantifiable metric of beauty too. Paper: Intelligence and Physical Attractiveness. Full PDF here.

1. Be civil. 2. Be logical or fair. 3. Do not bore me.

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