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  1. #1 Depression,necessery for success? 
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    Most great scientists made their big discoveries after a long term depression.
    So do u think a man cant achieve his full pontential unless he finds himself in such state?


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    Can you provide evidence to support this interesting claim. Specifically I should be interested of supporting material in the following cases.

    James Clerk Maxwell
    Charles Darwin
    J. Tuzo Wilson
    Sir Francis Crick
    Neils Bohr

    Thank you.


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    ThanatosX, i can give you a explination
    You see most great scientists have one thing in common, they have somekinda psykological defect/error/abnormality. This makes them able to outside the normal box normal humans see in. But it makes them more vunreble to depressions and going mad
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThanatosX
    Most great scientists made their big discoveries after a long term depression.
    So do u think a man cant achieve his full pontential unless he finds himself in such state?
    You wrote, "made their big discoveries after a long term depression". So, I fail to see how you came to the conclusion that depression would be beneficial. It seems depression rather kept them from making those discoveries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trurl
    Quote Originally Posted by ThanatosX
    Most great scientists made their big discoveries after a long term depression.
    So do u think a man cant achieve his full pontential unless he finds himself in such state?
    You wrote, "made their big discoveries after a long term depression". So, I fail to see how you came to the conclusion that depression would be beneficial. It seems depression rather kept them from making those discoveries.
    i think thats the whole point of it, they pushed themselves to get out of the depression and do something important. if they never had a depressed phase would they have still done the things they did?
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