On Subtlety and Intelligence

By Ben • education, quotes • 7 Mar 2013

The difference between stupid and intelligent people- and this is true whether or not they are well educated- is that intelligent people can handle subtlety. They are not baffled by ambiguous or even contradictory situations- in fact, they expect them and are apt to become suspicious when things seem overly straightforward.Quote from Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age.
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