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A genius is a person top-valued by the society for the uniquely expressed highly innovative vision of the world.
A popular online encyclopedia directly states at the beginning of the article on genius, “There is no scientifically precise definition of genius, and indeed the question of whether the notion itself has any real meaning is a subject of current debate” (Genius, Wikipedia, retrieved Dec. 23, 2011).
The mission of this article is to prove the opposite: to provide a scientific definition of genius and to prove that the phenomenon of genius exists and is worth researching.
The issue of genius is extremely complex. It involves biological, psychological, and social aspects of human beings whose achievements are considered to be extraordinary. Since the phenomenon of genius falls under the jurisdiction of many sciences, the approaches differ dramatically, the...
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