[ExI] baby fae

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 15:38:01 UTC 2020

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 11:01 AM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

>> there is a fine line between genius and insanity.  John
> *> This is one of the myths about psychology that doesn't seem to want to
> die.  Completely false.  Perhaps because most people cannot understand
> geniuses they call them crazy.  bill w*

It's no myth in Newton's case, he suffered a complete mental breakdown in
1692, he had hallucinations, had fits of inappropriate rage against his few
friends and was completely non-functional for 18 months. He eventually got
better but he never stopped being very odd and he never stopped being very

The Madness of Sir Isaac Newton

John K Clark
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