29. Does Genius Science Have a Future History?

  1. Dean Keith Simonton
  1. Dean Keith Simonton

Published Online: 30 MAY 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9781118367377.ch29

The Wiley Handbook of Genius

The Wiley Handbook of Genius

How to Cite

Simonton, D. K. (2014) Does Genius Science Have a Future History?, in The Wiley Handbook of Genius (ed D. K. Simonton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118367377.ch29

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2014
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2014

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118367407

Online ISBN: 9781118367377

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Keywords:

  • genius;
  • science;
  • history;
  • future

Summary

The final chapter asks whether the scientific genius has a long-term future. This question actually involves three subsidiary questions. First, will empirical and theoretical research continue to advance? Second, will the phenomenon of genius continue to exist? Third, can theory and data help ensure that the phenomenon continues well into the future? Although all three questions have complex and speculative answers, the overall conclusion is optimistic.