You Think You’re Pretty Smart, Don’t You?

Yeah, so? Can you do this? HA! I didn’t think so. Big deal, so you have a throne at the head of a Mensa: SO? Big whoop, So do I! Guggenheim and Simons Foundation awards? Pfft! Who doesn’t have one of those? A Ph.D.? Oooo! I could get ten of those if I wanted to; who couldn’t? The “almost” sure central limit theorem? Almost, but not quite you mean, right? Sheesh! Probability in Banach spaces? “Probability“? “Almost“? Can’t quite make up your mind, can you? Well, what’s the, um, what is the, uh. Ok ok, what did Einstein say when, umm, wait, wait; I’ll get it. Just a sec.

The previous paragraph was written by one of we mortals who, when confronted with pure genius, react in predictable ways. The research in this human behavior is extensive and well documented, and these data can be easily accessed via the web. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://people.math.gatech.edu/~lacey/ and http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html

We normal’s, we who 2+2 presents a significant challenge, often feel slighted in the presence of IQ jockeys. This is common knowledge and shouldn’t even have been stated here. Mr. Michael Lacey, however, would never cause anyone to feel slighted or in the least bit uncomfortable. You can ask any of those he has apprenticed. That’s right, he has mentored a great many other geniuses during his stay here on our planet, and we are all very appreciative for it. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | GAtech

For the most part, we average dudes like the brainy type, and deep down inside we all hold a great reverence for those who unravel the very mysteries of the universe.

As for me, I’m still trying to figure out my taxes. Perhaps Mr. Michael Lacey can, one day, formulate an equation that disproves the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of taxation by representation: We can all hope. Maybe, just maybe, Mr. Lacey, you can put down your slide rule and abacus and get to work on something useful like my tax problem. What say you?

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