"Proginoskes" <CCHeckman@gmail.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > > galathaea wrote: >> BDH wrote: >> > Oh, the things sci.math can do! >> >> i wonder what the turkish equivalent of troll is... > > It seems to derive more from the verb troll than the noun troll. > "Trolling" is a fishing term (pulling a baited line through water, > hoping that a fish will bite the bait). > > Back to the main topic, though ... "Eccentric"/"whimsical" doesn't > quite capture the nature of "crankness". Eccentric/whimsical is a "nice > kind of insane"; crankdom is a "psychotic type of insane".
Clearly there is a very imperceptible boundary between brilliance and madness.
And, I believe that some contributions demonstrate that quite well.
Believing that you are right and everyone else is wrong, despite evidence to the contrary.