Date: Jun 2, 1995 1:30 PM
Subject: unfixed intelligence

>So, does a person's intelligence "fixed"?  
>Tad Watanabe

When I started grad school I worked every summer as a secretary. Each
summer I watched myself -- through exhaustion and lack of intellectual
challenge -- grow stupider and stupider. When school started in the fall
it would take a while to be able to think clearly about abstract
mathematics again.

Ever since, I've found it impossible to judge people as inherently smart or

Judy Roitman, Mathematics Department
Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66049