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Monday, June 19, 2006

Genius Trumps Literacy

Paul McCartney, who turned 64 this week, can’t read or write sheet music. When he wrote a symphony, Standing Stone, he used a computer to translate his sounds into music notation: He played a keyboard connected to a computer that would then transcribe the music he played into sheet music.

Muhammand was illiterate. So was Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism.

Finally, I’m sure Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise can’t read. I’ve watched every episode, and he’s never read anything. He just asks questions and is given answers by Mr. Spock, who does read.

posted by Jim Morris @ 5:30 PM 


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