Posted by lisathatcher on October 30, in Lists 8 Comments. This was kind of a fun excercise. What was striking was all of them with one exception are single. I thought that was rather amusing. Another interesting similarity was the amount of personal protection or revenge themes came up in the genius list. One thing they all are, without exception, is fiercely independent. I guess that goes with the single thing. Let me know below if I have left any out. I know at least there are a few super heroes that could be added to the list.
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This version of Internet Explorer is no longer supported. Please try a current version of IE or Firefox. Apply to be a Writer Report page Share this. Greatest female geniuses. A photo of Rene Descartes teaching Christina Alexandra , Queen of Sweden, aka "Minerva of the North", as she was known, about mechanical philosophy. In genius studies , greatest female geniuses refer to the smartest woman , retrospectively gauged, of all time. Statistically, about 3. This trend, generally, has to do with the fact that, in evolutionary psychology terms, the mate selection trait " intelligence " is selected for in men, just as " beauty " is selected for in women, both of which are characteristic traits produced by the sexual selection mechanisms, and that beauty and brains tend to be found, on average, inversely proportional to each other see: Beckhap's law.