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Matt Evans

Nate, nice new blog. Why doesn't anyone stay in one place anymore? This must be your fifth blog.

Anyway, I think your lunch mate is wrong and is just exposing the hubris of age. Age is irrelevant to genius -- we're no more likely to know brilliant people when we're old. At what stage of life does your friend imagine we should expect to meet people smarter than the smartest students at Harvard Law School? Elders are no doubt wiser, but from my "adult" age of 33 I can still say that my fellow contestants at junior high math competitions were among the smartest people I have ever known. And while I have no confidence that my future will expose me to more geniuses than I knew there, I see no reason to lament that fact.

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