If every so many years (let’s just say a hundred, OK?) a genius is born of such intellectual superiority that they contribute to the progress of man in exponential ways (Einstein, Hawking, Plato, to name but a few), wouldn’t it stand to reason that at least as often (and surely within several hundred years) a primate would be born that has the intellectual capacity of your average 10 year old child? And would Einstein have been as prolific if he was born amongst the Orangutans in the mist? Makes me think, though, that if we could interview all of the primates alive today…, we might just stumble across one smart monkey (and that ain’t no euphemism).
Are humans the only species able to rise to the level of ‘genius’ relative to their species?