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The romantic and legendary Pink Palace, built in is the landmark hotel on Waikiki Beach. Here, amidst serene gardens behind the coral-colored facade, you can still find the special ambiance of old Hawaii and its gracious island hospitality. The Royal Hawaiian has beautifully appointed rooms, located in either the elegant Historic Building or the modern Tower Wing.

Dave Donelly, reporter for Honolulu's Star-Bulletin, informs us that: DDT is a persistent organochlorine pesticide and is largely responsible for the great decrease in the reproductive capabilities and consequently in the populations of fish-eating birds, such as the bald eagle, brown pelican, and osprey. Because of DDT's effects on birds, the chemical has not been used in the United States since , and can no longer be used except in cases of public health emergency.

At the time Joni wrote this lyric , the continued use of DDT was quite controversial. DDT is still used in several other areas of the world. So I wrote this little rock and roll song to commemorate the occasion. You must be registered and log in to add a permanently indexed comment. DDT is still used in huge quantities to fight malaria, typically by spraying it on walls of bedrooms. This is of concern to arctic nations, because DDT makes its way to high latitudes and concentrates in the body fat of top predators such as polar bears. However, arctic nations tolerate the use of DDT in tropical countries because of its anti-malarial effectiveness.

The real reason the fight against malaria faltered was for lack of funding and also increasing resistance of mosquitos and the malaria organism to the main lines of attack. Mosquito nets are one of the most effective defences against malaria, but they still aren't available to all people in malaria areas--nothing to do with Rachel Carson.

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If you really cared about the poor people of the world, you'd be exercised about malnutrition economic imbalances and infant gut infections made worse by ruthless marketing of infant formula in the third world rather than a purely imaginary ban on DDT. The DDT Expert Group has assessed the continued need for dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane DDT , and recognized its continued need in specific settings where safe alternatives are lacking.

It's unfortunate that, like the Western majority, you've fallen prey to the anti-human myths about DDT, originating from the singular "authority" Rachel Carson. I call the myths about DDT "anti-human" because environmental policies such as the policy of banning effective insecticides like DDT, which reduces malaria, actually constitute the oppression and murder of many of the world's poor.

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Environmental policies such as this actually have one New Age goal: Alexander King, founder of the Club of Rome, once said about DDT, "In Guyana, within two years it had almost eliminated malaria, but at the same time the birth rate had doubled. So my chief quarrel with DDT in hindsight is that it has greatly added to the population problem. One might suppose that such views are only at the lunatic fringe of the environmental movement - in which case one should read the quotations here: Carson claimed that DDT was threatening many avian species with imminent extinction.

The son of a hard-working mailman and a WWII wave who broke code for the army in WWII, my husband grew up with both a genius IQ and sterling work ethic that won him a scholarship to Harvard, allowing him to skip the freshman year not an easy thing to do! His first degree was in government, followed later by a master's in history from the University of New Mexico. Without warning, one professor asked him to submit a paper for a university-wide contest. He simply gave them the most recent paper, and won their highest award for "best graduate paper," at a university with thousands of works to choose from.

This, despite his full-time job supporting our family. Actually, he had won so many awards for work, school, or chess that he habitually tucked them away in boxes, folders, or drawers and forgot all about them. When we met, he was already an official chess expert. Still, my then future-husband never mentioned his degrees or chess exploits in conversation.

Players who saw him drop off our son at a local tournament asked if he was there to take the prize from them he would not. At home, he once played a local chess enthusiast all night and into the wee hours of the morning. Why are you upset? We shared and discussed many things, but my husband never mentioned such victories-- even to me. I would be remiss in not mentioning his astonishing memory, which he never used to "keep score" or show off not even a little.

Though he found "blindfold chess" as easy as seeing the board if not easier , he delighted in using his memory the following way: I'd catch a glimpse of some rare book I loved or casually express enthusiasm for some work of art or music CD. He did this not only with me, but with our son and everyone close to us. Mine was the sweetest. I miss him every day. My grandfather was a genius. He was my best friend and we lived across the street from one another. Here's us when I was little. He passed away a few years ago and I'm still awed almost everyday at his intellect.

He grew up in war torn Italy during WWII and later became an engineer building railroads in Colombia and later worked for Hyster innovating early hydraulic systems in heavy equipment. He fluently spoke Italian, English, Spanish, German, knew Latin, and several others languages and dialects. He could do huge complex math problems in his head and visualize the motions of mechanical devices such that he could explain or fix anything. Academically speaking, he graduated with multiple doctoral degrees from University of Rome and MIT and had degrees in architecture and other disciplines just for fun.

Growing up around him was great. I always had an answer when I needed it. Literally, I could do history homework and just ask him questions and always got a perfect score. We'd go on long drives and he'd play opera and sing and I'd drift off to sleep. He had a wonderful deep mellifluous voice. We built simple and advanced RC model planes together from only plans and pieces of balsa wood and from scratch made servos and other electronics.

These things were only a small part of what it was like to grow up around this man. He'd hold my hand, and I knew I was safe. He'd fix a problem and I'd learn. Most importantly he intentionally took time to teach me how to be the best person I could be. All the genius stuff was great and the experience wouldn't have been the same without it, yet it wasn't the most vital thing in our relationship. What I miss most is the man himself. I recognize that we're social creatures and "programmed" to value social interaction over cold hard genius skill with languages and machines and numbers.

Yet, I can still say, without a doubt, that the experience of growing up with a "genius" as my best friend and grandfather was defined not by his intelligence, but by his kindness, inherent dignity, thoughtfulness, compassion, and unconditional love. My spouse could be a card carrying member of Mensa - in fact he used to be, but you actually need to pay a registration fee for Mensa so he only was in it for one year since he didn't see the point of membership. I'm no slouch, my IQ is consistently tested at We have been married for 15 years, together for I don't think it's any different than living with any other person.

He has areas in which he is very gifted, and others not so much - excellent business acumen, poor planning on our daily lives. He is actually more socially gifted than I am, but is horrible at explaining things. I am a better teacher, because I can relate things to others' experiences.

It's no fun playing certain games with him, like those that involve lots of strategy, such as chess. Scrabble at least depends on chance, somewhat, but he usually beats me at that too. He has told me he is planning moves 5 moves ahead. I don't think on that level. We played one of those Escape Rooms once, it was not as fun because he would just look at these clues and immediately get it and I didn't want to proceed without understanding the clue. Important yes, especially if that is something you value.

However, kindness, respect and empathy are more important in a marriage or friendship. Does what he feels is right, no questions asked. We are good to go! Believes everybody is unique and has the same potential. Always reminds me of the few moments I felt smart and encourages me to be the best version of myself, however demotivated I am. My wife is a genius. Her IQ has tested at She was admitted to Rensselaer Polytechnic at age 16 on a full merit scholarship. She later was admitted to a prestigious PhD program which she failed to complete MS only; in the philosophy of artificial intelligence because they lacked the foresight to allocate her a faculty advisor.

When IBM offered her an internship she accepted it, seeing no future in academia. She had a 22 year career there, winning many awards. Along the way, she managed to write 14 novels, some of which became acclaimed in her niche. I say this to establish her bona fides and because I love bragging about her. Marriage to this woman has been an exercise in humility. When we have an argument more often, a debate--we rarely disagree with emotions involved, since it's not as likely to get a good resolution , I enter it knowing full well that I am likely to lose.

Somewhere in the reasoning process, there is something I have missed. I simply accept this. It's been good for me to develop this humility, and it's been an incredible blessing to have a spouse who is well-versed in technology, formally trained in logic and argumentation, and who relentlessly holds me to the standards I profess. I've said in the dedication of my book that it would today remain a jumbled collection of notes but for her editorship, and I mean it. The most important accomplishment of my life would likely never have been completed without this partnership.

I would say, don't marry or befriend someone for their intelligence alone. There are plenty of people with character defects that intelligence only augments. But, if you find someone of outstanding character, who is aligned with you on what matters in your life shared purpose , and is pleasant company, it can be magical. Ask New Question Sign In. What is it like to live with a genius as a friend or spouse?

P People sometimes consider him as an idiot for having selecting such a dumb girlfriend! D I can be carefree when I go out anywhere with him. Removed anonymity EDIT 4: We got married recently: Run containers with industry leading price-performance. Learn More at try. You dismissed this ad. The feedback you provide will help us show you more relevant content in the future. What does a genius do for living? Is my friend some sort of a genius or crazy?

What do geniuses want to do with their lives? What's it like to have a mistress? Updated Jan 30, First, you need to get used to the fact that there is absolutely nothing that they will accept at face value, and you must be able to rationalise and argue your point of view methodically without appealing to sympathy, affection or mystery. It's challenging, but makes you razor-sharp, and eventually far more sorted within your relationship. Second, it's likely that they will never require you to summon professional help for anything because they tend to be able to fix everything from a broken faucet to a faulty motherboard and consider it a personal affront if unable to find a solution.

Third, if your genius is of the musical type, be prepared to witness impromptu solo performances on a variety of instruments of a song which they probably heard you humming absent-mindedly. Fourth, be careful because you know what they say, an eidetic memory never forgets.

It's incredibly sweet when they recall a detail from a date long ago. It's not so much fun when there are some things you'd just rather forget. Fifth, you need to get used to large periods of intense conversation followed by large periods of silent contemplation. They're not being rude. It's just how they function and you mustn't take it personally. Sixth, you can throw all the nerd stereotypes out of the window. Most geniuses are extremely diligent learners, adept at self-study and the pursuit of excellence.

Which translates into an amazing sex life, challenging the ordinary limits of fulfilment. Seventh, because of their sharp intuitive intelligence, they will perceive and understand your behaviour, attitude and nature without you having to spell it out all the time. So it's far easier to achieve emotional intimacy with a genius, contrary to popular perception. Eighth, it's obvious, but you will learn a lot about the world around you from them.

From artificial intelligence to vintage comics and World War trivia to public transit maps, you must want to learn from them and enjoy learning as an end in itself to truly be able to have fun with them. Ninth, I don't know whether this is a trope or stereotype, but in my case it's held true. The solitary genius is a thing. Mine hated prolonged social interactions with strangers or crowded places and the general propensity for small talk.

If you're an extrovert, socially active person like me, this part can get especially challenging to deal with, but after a while staying in and having intellectually stimulating and articulately crafted pillow talk is a worthy replacement. Tenth, living with a genius reminds you of something you should have known all along, that it takes genius to know genius.

Quora has great answers. Have a great solution? Businesses find great customers by targeting related topics. Create a free account in minutes. Sign Up at quora. Updated Feb 16, December 27, Well, I've known a genius for about ten years now. Any success of others, he's there to wish them with all his heart.

He's an awesome cook! His biryani is worth dying for! Rational by thought and elegance in behaviour. Powerful insight of future. A perfect match of handsomeness and gentry in his style and attitude. I've seen many kinds of people genius in a field. But he is a complete genius. A man - The man of proportions!

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I'm in love with him head over heels! Answered Mar 16, As a boyfriend to a complete studious, nerdy and an awesome human! We discuss anything under the roof and doesn't have to succumb to the usual love-talks wait, what is that?! Was at her place yesterday and we were debating on Bhagavad Gita and got finished with some re-written version of epics.

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It's amazing, as her mind constantly thinks about various fields and objects and the topic starts with Asia and ends at Antartica without losing the pace and the crux of the discussion. Right after a kiss or hug, debates and discusses on the number of calories burnt and "working out" more to lose calories.

Afterall, who doesn't like some calories to be burnt that way! Her hobbies are, taxes, managements, and exams!! She'd cleared her CA exams in first attempt by just yawning at the desk and yet scoring some brilliant marks When rest of her friends are busy discussing about life threatening problems like whom they are talking to and what does the world thinks about their dresses, here she is busy talking about the V8 cylinders, 7 speed transmissions BMW i8 and checking how to fit that feel with the Fiesta that she has!

As a boyfriend, It's a rocket ride with her and yes, if you could excuse me I have a very important question to attend now. I hope she ain't serious about it Wish us luck guys and we throw the same back to you: My mother was a genius. She did crosswords in 5 languages. She was mind boggling in her interactions. I was, in my younger years, fascinated by her. She was a no nonsense teacher. When I asked a question, she would steer me to the dictionary or encyclopedia. She believed rightly so , that if I researched it, I would truly learn it.

She was also "on the edge". She was much more able to love animals than humans. The closest she came to love was with my father not my bio father, but I adored him. He was 26 years her senior. The marriage lasted 3 years, the "friendship" a lifetime. He adored her, though he never understood her.


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He always acknowledged her incredible intelligence, but she was often exasperated by him. My father was in the Air Force and had a very military mind. The likes of this complicated woman left him with brain freeze. I recall her telling me about a science article she read stating that plants had feelings. That was a terrible piece of information for her! Suddenly I could see the wheels turning as she considered whether she could eat vegetables any longer. Think about that for a minute She was alcoholic and at some point, lost interest in living.

She lived in filth and she named the cockroaches. Yet, she was a beautiful soul who seemed simply to be out of place. In the wrong world. At the wrong time. She died at 40 of "heart failure due to lack of oxygen". I was 20 and did not have the savvy to ask exactly what that meant. The world lost an incredible mind, but an incapable person. So, that was the long answer to your question.

The short answer is that living with a genius, at least my mother, was an uphill battle of trying to play at her level and understanding her points of view. It was exhilarating and it was sad. Answered Jan 15, Answered Dec 2, I think I'm married to a genius. I don't know his IQ but my husband has an elephant's memory, runs numbers in his head at lightning speeds, and he is the guy who throws out random facts about places and things - no matter where one is. So how does it feel - it depends on how you take it. For many years the competitive person in me made things very difficult.

I tried very hard to achieve more than him - even with things that didn't measure intelligence. I wanted a higher GMAT score than him, wanted to earn more than him, wanted to have better general knowledge than him SInce I don't have his brains I strived to do this by out working him. I studied longer, worked harder, developed reading habits that would improve my GK I stopped having fun and even then I failed miserably.

For all of our married life he has made at least 3x more than me - even though I earned an above average salary myself. As a result of this crazy competitiveness I lost a lot of confidence. For a while I even got depressed because I felt I hadn't achieved anything with my life.

Moving on to a different period in my life, I now better recognise my own strengths and feel more confident about what I bring to our marriage. Now it's actually a delight to be with a genius - 18 years together and he still has something new to teach me everyday! Oh and it's really nice to know that your kids may inherit some of it too. Answered Jan 4, My husband has a measured IQ of , which is well above genius level. When we started dating, I saw very quickly he is extremely bright.

It was a little kicky to introduce him to my family and watch them discover just how smart he is. Before him, I had had some real losers in my life, so I was glad for them to see I could pick better, and that someone with a good mind could find me worthy of his companionship. The same is true of other people getting to know us. I admire and highly value his intelligence. It comes in handy often, too, when I need or want to know something and would like the advantage of getting the answer quickly, without looking it up.

Not surprisingly, he is a wealth of information including an impressive range of random trivia not commonly known and it's sort of like having a walking encyclopedia at my disposal much of the time.


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It comes in handy when I'm doing a crossword puzzle, a hobby of mine, and when I want to know all sorts of things that aren't readily apparent. I discovered over time, too, he doesn't know everything, and sometimes I know things and am good at things he doesn't know and isn't good at. In fact, he can be really dense at times It's extremely irritating when he acts like a know-it-all, which he does sometimes, or when he offers an unsolicited explanation of things I not only know, but that I think he ought to know I know. Like any character strength, it's just one facet of a person's makeup.

By itself, it isn't enough to earn my love and respect, or to make him a good partner for me. I have known other intellectually gifted people who aren't especially nice or likeable. I'm lucky I found one who is nice and likeable. He has a good heart and can be very kind and sweet. People who aren't especially bright can be kind and sweet, and ultimately, I think those are much more important and admirable qualities than superior intelligence.

Intelligence is an important quality to me in people close to me, but if it came down to it and I could only have someone for a husband who was very bright but cold, mean and arrogant, or someone was wasn't bright but was warm, kind, generous and modest, I'd choose the latter. I was extremely fortunate to find someone who is all those things and also physically attractive , and--miracle of miracles--fell in love with me and thinks he's lucky to have found me and won my love, too.

I can't account for it. Sometimes a person just gets lucky. Answered Jun 2, When sometimes i think how such a genius headed boy is in love with a jughead girl.. He gives me a detailed explanation on how to use a headphone as i talk to him so as my hands are not placed on the tiny hole that passes my voice i discovered it the first time since i have used headphones! For nearly six months from when our relationship commenced where chats are just filled with blush and love and romance and sex he constantly talked about THE Mahabharata; Human Misconceptions of our Historical literature; Existence of God?

He wants to buy an apple product for an utterly distinguished reason that it is so necessary for him to use an invention of a person so great Jobs! If i start a talk on sex he will end up on the mechanism of the sperm fertilising the egg upto the foetus formation and parturation!! D He literally gets so intense with sadness and anger at the same time if i havent done atleast one productive work of the day. He considers our education system bullshit and the day before my exams he insists me that too strongly not to read and just experience giving exams without reading!!

D He hardly had friends when we got committed versus me where i have multiples of the no. Today when i write this i doubt of even 2!! But then he is in insightful conversations with entrepreneurs, web developers, motivational speakers, artists ,business professionals daily!! He scolds me hard for not having the habit of reading and for not learning novel things each day when he does that hard. He believes everything is this world relates to psychology and at 2 am he will talk to me on its concepts.