Let Them Eat Cake And Make Mistakes

“The real enemy of intelligence is the illusion of intelligence.” Stephen Hawking

Growing up in Kentucky, I saw many examples of this. I was lucky to have my mentor Martin whose IQ was over 200. He graduated from college when he was 16, got his first doctorate in chemistry when he was 19. He gave me books to read and books to buy. Like most geniuses, he had a warped sense of humor. When I was 17, he…