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Why Isaac Asimov wasn't all that 'smart'

Found via reddit: Isaac Asimov's Essay "What is Intelligence, Anyway?" The absolute money quote comes from Asimov recounting the words of his auto mechanic:

"Because you're so goddamned educated, doc, I knew you couldn't be very smart."

Asimov's response? "I have an uneasy feeling he had something there."

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