Recently, I found myself in a fascinating four-way Twitter exchange, with Professor Adam Rutherford and two other science-minded friends The subject, frequently regarded as a delicate one, genetics and whether there could exist an unknown but contributory genetic factor(s) or influences in determining what we broadly understand or misunderstand as human intelligence.
I won’t discuss this subject in any great detail here, being completely unqualified to do so, but I’ll point you at the document
we were discussing, and Rutherford’s excellent new book, ‘A Brief History of Everyone
What had sparked my own interest was the story of my own grandfather, Edmond Greville
; unless you are an expert on the history of French cinema, you are unlikely to have ever hear of him but he still enjoys an almost cult-like following for his work, half a century after his death.
I've been enjoying the series "Genius" on National Geographic
about the life of Albert Einstein. The four of us ha…