Was thinking, and I thought why is it that so many people that have made HUGE discoveries in biology don’t have any formal training in the subject??
A few examples I can think of are:
- Charles Darwin (studied divinity at university)
- Gregor Mendel (was an abbot at a monastery in the Czech Republic)
- Alfred Russel Wallace (was too poor to afford an education)
- Carl Linnaeus (who came up with many of his classification ideas from his expedition)
I suppose it goes to show you only need a brain to succeed, and you shouldn’t mix intelligence with education 😉