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    What type is he? I read the first 7 chapters of Origins of Species and wondered what type he was.

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    Now wheres my cookie?
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    haha, no wonder why it went over my head half the time. TiNe tends to have the effect on me. INTP sounds good with strong 9w1 tendencies... he wrote 6 editions to accommodate his skeptics.

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    Does anyone think he could be ENTP? I was just reading an essay on him ("Captain FitzRoy's Protege" by Peter Nichols) that says before Darwin sailed on The Beagle, he was a frat boy who liked to party, was socially popular, and who dropped out of medical school (of course, I could just be stereoptyping here).

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    its likely that Wallace (the co discoverer of natural selection) was ENTP

    Darwin was INTJ. evolutionary theory was HIGHLY intuitive and not really necessarily something "derived". He gathered so many fucking specimens until it just intuitively jumped out at him one day.

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    INTP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babylon Candle View Post
    its likely that Wallace (the co discoverer of natural selection) was ENTP

    Darwin was INTJ. evolutionary theory was HIGHLY intuitive and not really necessarily something "derived". He gathered so many fucking specimens until it just intuitively jumped out at him one day.
    Agreed. Evolution was a widely-held principle at the time, but no one really knew how it worked; that is, no one understood the process of evolution. Using Ni, Darwin deduced that the variation of kinds were related to the surrounding environment, and using Te, structured it into the process we now know as Natural Selection.

    NeTi - hmm, all these animals seem to have adapted to their environment. Maybe that means that all animals are adapted to their environment... so given Environment X, that means an animal that needed to do Y would probably look like this...

    NiTe - hmm, it looks like environment is a deciding factor in how these animals took form. Perhaps that means that environment was the driving factor in their development? If that's the case, then it logically follows that all species came to their current form due to environmental pressures. But why is that? Is it because individuals with maladapted traits would quickly die before reproduction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babylon Candle View Post
    its likely that Wallace (the co discoverer of natural selection) was ENTP

    Darwin was INTJ. evolutionary theory was HIGHLY intuitive and not really necessarily something "derived". He gathered so many fucking specimens until it just intuitively jumped out at him one day.

    "Einstein was INTJ. relativity theory was HIGHLY intuitive and not really necessarily something "derived". He gathered so much fucking astronomical data until it just intuitively jumped out at him one day."

    Nope. That's INTP territory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcasticus View Post
    "Einstein was INTJ. relativity theory was HIGHLY intuitive and not really necessarily something "derived". He gathered so much fucking astronomical data until it just intuitively jumped out at him one day."

    Nope. That's INTP territory.
    pfff hahah. you just proved my point. Darwin was out in the field collecting specimens and following his gut. He took 100's of pages to lay out an idea that can now be represented by a few sentences. He was teasing out the Ni. The book was actually supposed to be a "mere abstract". He was forced to hurry his publication because Alfred Wallace (who was even MORE intuitive...ENTP) was corresponding with Darwin about this new fangeled mechanism he (Wallace) had discovered.

    there is soooo much Ti bias when ever famous intellectuals come up...the narcissism is hilarious and sad.

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