The father of Psychology, William James, said:
“But when all is said and done about the conditions which favor our perception of resemblance and our abstraction of its ground, the crude fact remains, that some people are far more sensitive to resemblances, and far more ready to point out wherein they consist, than others are. They are the wits, the poets, the inventors, the scientific men, the practical geniuses. A native talent for perceiving analogies is reckoned by Prof. Bain, and by others before and after him, as the leading fact in genius of every order.”
From: The Principles of Psychology (1983/1890) p. 500.
Do you agree or disagree? Why? What is genius? Is there any such thing?