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I'm curious if there has been any study in the success of the children, PhD students, or people that Einstein trained?

Does history show that direct frequent access to an extraordinary mind provide a continuing line of extraordinary people?

I would imagine that passing along the meta-cognitive tools used to think of extraordinary things would be difficult to communicate pass down to someone. But maybe that skill comes with the package.

  • Also the tags: ancestry and lineage maybe? I'm too new to this community to add them myself as they are not created yet. Probably for good reason – Gabriel Fair Jul 12 '18 at 16:49
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    There was no relationship between teaching skill and metacognitive ability in my professors. – Mark C. Wallace Jul 12 '18 at 16:55
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    yeah as an anecdote, I've noticed the same thing but I've never had a world-renown extraordinary professor. Also I was wondering what history shows us about his children. But maybe the answers are too obvious for this question to be seriously studied. – Gabriel Fair Jul 12 '18 at 17:06
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    Apparently Einstein did not have any PhD students sureshemre.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/… – James K Jul 12 '18 at 19:55
  • oh wow! I wonder if it was out of selfishness like the article suggests but out of time constraints. Like he illustrated in his letter to his wife after he was married. – Gabriel Fair Jul 13 '18 at 16:09

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