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Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Missing from 2013 MacArthur genius list

What profession missed making the list again?

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:33 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Genius Awards, Same As In 2012

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/23/2009

SPOTLIGHT: Geniuses--Born or Made? Rare or Common?

The annual naming of recipients of the MacArthur “genius” awards has come and gone--and, once again, there was not a grant for me. Twenty-four extraordinary people won half a million dollars each--with “no strings attached”--from the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Though true genius is supposed to be exceptionally rare, the foundation found two dozen in one year, in the United States alone. And 25 last year. And 24 the year before that. Are geniuses a dime a dozen?

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/23/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Intelligence | Tags:  genius, i.q., intelligence, macarthur foundation