Genius Studies

Geniuses contribute tremendously to all sectors of society, yet are nowadays rarely publicly acknowledged as geniuses. What is distinctly lacking is a scientific field devoted specifically to the study of geniuses. There are three biological origins of genius: 1) extremely high IQ as combined with high level of creativity, 2) underlying clinical and subclinical genetic disorders such as autism and bipolar disorder and 3) inherited genetic proclivity for genius such as evidenced in the Bach (genius musicians for several generations) and Rothschild (financial geniuses for 400 years) dynasties. There is no doubt that nearly all people with cognitive potential for becoming geniuses for various reasons never develop into geniuses and are thus never discovered. What is distinctly needed are comparative genetic studies to identify genes and combinations of genes that are conducive to the development of genius. Once those genes have been identified, we need to genetically test the entire national population and particularly minors to identify those genetically endowed with hereditary genius. Such minors need to be put in special elite genius schools committed to develop genius and turn students into scholars, leaders, entrepreneurs etc. Furthermore, genius studies need to look into how genius alleles can be proliferated in the general gene pool by means of inserting genius alleles into those born without hereditary genius. It is strongly desirable in the future that all humans be endowed with the full range of known genius genes. Imagine a humanity where nearly every human being is endowed with hereditary genius, imagine how dynamic its economy and science will be. Something that has been completely overlooked is that genius is often not field-specific, meaning that if someone develops genius in one field can she often develop genius in yet further fields, indeed many geniuses are potential universal geniuses.