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I had no idea we were trying to field a winning Academic Quiz Bowl Team. I thought we were playing football.
I don't think the "academic requirements" folks understand that there are at least 8 different types of intelligence. All of us have all 8 (or 9, depending on your source), but in differing amounts. Clowney has more bodily-kinesthetic intelligence that anyone I know. Here's the list:
The multiple intelligences:
9 Existential (This one is questionable.)
People who use the word "intelligence" to refer to IQ rather than ability and aptitude have no idea what they are talking about. Clowney may be low in linguistic, very high in bodily-kinesthetic, high in intrapersonal - you get the idea. Most of us have at least one learning disability, though most of those aren't severe. To call Clowney "illiterate" (as I have heard has been done on a Clemson site) is ridiculous. The greatest pediatric heart surgeon in the world has dyslexia. He had plenty of trouble in med school because he couldn't read well. I don't sense direction at all - it's a learning disability. I get lost if I don't use a map or a GPS; that doesn't mean I'm stupid. My brilliant nephew, a PhD in neurospychology from LSU, cannot handle a list of more than 2 or 3 things to do. He shuts down completely with more than that at one time.
The wonderful thing is that Clowney has found something at which he excels.
Steve Spurrier is a thug.
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