In genius studies, imbecile, form the Latin imbecillus, meaning “weak” or “weak-minded”, is one with a “mind like child aged 3 to 7” (Goddard, 1910), Terman-classified (see: IQ scale) as someone with an IQ of 26–50, between "idiot" (IQ of 0–25) and "moron" (IQ of 51–70). [1]

Of note, Henri Poincare (1854-1912) (IQ:190|#46) [LPKE:12] [GME:9], a famously categorized French genius, did so poorly on the Binet IQ that he was judged an imbecile (IQ:35). [2]

The following are related quotes:

“The arts are kept up by a very few people; they always have been kept up, when kept up at all, by a very few people. A great art patron is a man who keeps up great artists. A good art patron is a man who keeps up good artists. His reputation is coterminous with the work he has patronized. He cannot be an imbecile.”
Ezra Pound (1958), Pavannes and divagations (Ѻ)(Ѻ)

“If you haven’t haven’t studied chemical thermodynamics, calculated your own molecular formula, and derived the equations of existence, you’re an imbecile; there doesn’t seem to be anyway else to put things.”
Libb Thims (2017), “arisen mental note”, while ruminating on Bacon’s “we are much beholden to men like Machiavelli who write what men do, and not what they ought to do” + rumination on the multiple independent genius rankings of Giordano Bruno (IQ:190|#34) (RGM:84|#1,260+) (Cattell 1000:c.660) in the top 30 to 85 genius ranking position + reflection on ongoing (Ѻ)(Ѻ)(Ѻ) “ranking oneself” issues, May 30 + Jun 6

1. Sternberg, Robert J. (2000). Handbook of Intelligence. Cambridge University Press.
2. Nickerson, Raymond S. (2011). “Developing Intelligence Through Instruction”; in: The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence (pg. 108) (editors: Robert J. Sternberg, Scott Barry Kaufman). Cambridge University Press.

External links
Imbecile – Wikipedia.

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