If You Think You're a Genius, You're Crazy

3/9/2017 - Distinguished Professor of Psychology Dean Simonton in Nautilus.

When John Forbes Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician, schizophrenic, and paranoid delusional, was asked how he could believe that space aliens had recruited him to save the world, he gave a simple response. “Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way that my mathematical ideas did. So I took them seriously.”

Read the full story in Nautilus.