Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Predicting the Passing of Polymathy

A detail from Hercules slaying the Hydra, from Wikimedia Commons.

I can't support polygamy or polyamory, but I'd love to be considered a polymath. This article talks about how hard it is to be a true polymath these days. My favorite quote from this though is a sidelong reference to Mensa, which is described there as "a club for people who score well on IQ tests."

Speaking of polymathy, I like to check out Danny Yee's Pathologically Polymathic blog now and then. You may recognize its format from the venerable Robot Wisdom linkpost page.

1 comment:

  1. I'd settle for being a dilettante dabbling in many pursuits or a Jack of all trades like you. But I'm afraid of failing my survival rolls for the Scout Service.

    That's right. I went there.