29. Does Genius Science Have a Future History?
- Dean Keith Simonton
Published Online: 30 MAY 2014
© 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
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
- Published Online: 30 MAY 2014
- Published Print: 3 JUN 2014
Print ISBN: 9781118367407
Online ISBN: 9781118367377
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.