Chapter 2. MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES: The Possible Human

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

Robert Heinlein (science fiction author)

THE GAP BETWEEN SCIENCE AND THE POPULAR PERCEPTION may be wider in the area of human mental process than for almost any other topic—with the possible exceptions of global warming and losing weight. Scientists and researchers toil away in their laboratories and clinics, trying ...

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