Now we go from being smart to quoting people who are/were smart?
HEY.. showing that you can quote stuff might prove that you are knowledgeable BUT.. it will never prove that you are intelligent.
clearly, a smart person.. knows that anyone can collect knowledge, passively.. you can collect all of einsteins knowledge, all of darwins too.. and it will never make you more intelligent.
theres a difference between knowledge and intelligence.
an illiterate farmer might be able to be more intelligent than the smartest LittD or PHD.. cuz those PHD's might have been able to rely on other peoples intelligence, collecting it from books, passively sitting on hoards of knowledge..while being completely unintelligent.
whereas the illiterate farmer cant collect his knowledge passively through books, he needs to experience the world through doing, through experimentation.. through actual first hand experience.. using his intelligence to solve his problems.. instead of an ability to use the rote memorization of einstein to find a solution.knowledge: What is known in a particular field or in total; facts and information.
intelligence: Capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings
smart: having or showing quick intelligence or ready mental capability, clever, witty, or readily effective
Clearly, one can memorize Pi to the 1millionth decimal point and have no fuckin clue how to use that information due to their lack of intelligence. Same goes for readin books....
(Rain Man, or Kim Peek has a fuckin amazing memory.. but he sure as hell aint no einstein or rocket scientist.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Peek
"In psychological testing, Peek scored below average (87) on general IQ tests." )