Uneducated Genius’s

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 😉


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