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  1. Zugzwang
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    23 Aug '18 22:532 edits
    Originally posted by @mchill to Apathist
    This seems to be true. The more we know, the more we realize how much we don't know.
    This may explain why most of the really brilliant minds are also the most humble.

    A different approach? Maybe, but I don't know what that entails.
    "This may explain why most of the really brilliant minds are also the most humble."
    --Mchill

    Most world champions of chess were not known for their humility.
    Euwe seemed so, but he was (arguably) the weakest world champion in history.
    Botvinnik (who spent most of his time as an engineer when world champion) famously
    said that he was only 'first among equals'.

    "I dominate them all!"
    --Alexander Alekhine (attributed)

    Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov were known for their absence of humility.
  2. Subscribersonhouseonline
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    24 Aug '18 01:57
    Originally posted by @duchess64
    "This may explain why most of the really brilliant minds are also the most humble."
    --Mchill

    Most world champions of chess were not known for their humility.
    Euwe seemed so, but he was (arguably) the weakest world champion in history.
    Botvinnik (who spent most of his time as an engineer when world champion) famously
    said that he was only 'first am ...[text shortened]... khine (attributed)

    Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov were known for their absence of humility.
    Then there is Terence Tao.
  3. Zugzwang
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    25 Aug '18 00:08
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    Then there is Terence Tao.
    ""This may explain why MOST of the really brilliant minds are also the most humble."
    --Mchill

    Mchill has offered no evidence to support his claim, which seems very unlikely to be true.
  4. Subscribersonhouseonline
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    25 Aug '18 13:22
    Originally posted by @duchess64
    ""This may explain why MOST of the really brilliant minds are also the most humble."
    --Mchill

    Mchill has offered no evidence to support his claim, which seems very unlikely to be true.
    You think Tao is arrogant?
  5. Zugzwang
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    25 Aug '18 20:39
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    You think Tao is arrogant?
    Sonhouse shows more abysmal 'reading comprehension' if he assumes that I wrote anything like that.
  6. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    27 Aug '18 01:31
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    We have to ASSUME that is what he meant. He seems to state his POV and then disappear, never to be heard of in the thread again.
    He's gone to one of those other dimensions.
  7. Subscribersonhouseonline
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    21 Sep '18 17:49
    Originally posted by @duchess64
    Sonhouse shows more abysmal 'reading comprehension' if he assumes that I wrote anything like that.
    Did you perhaps notice the question mark? I was asking, not making a statement of fact. From what I have seen of him in interviews he seems the most non-arrogant genius on the planet.
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