Freeman Dyson talks to Charles Petersen about Richard Holmes’s book The Age of Wonder, his own education in chemistry and poetry, and how amateur biotechnology might help solve the problem of global warming.
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Malcolm Gladwell asks why we equate genius with precocity. Here Gladwell talks about how artistic prodigies differ from late bloomers and the kinds of support over decades that some artists need to realize their gifts.
The full article is here: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/10/20/081020fa_fact_gladwell