If you could increase your I.Q. by forty points by having an ugly scar stretching from your mouth to your eye, would you do so?
Honestly, I wouldn’t really care about the scar. It’s not like I’m winning any beauty pageants without the scar. But why do I need another 40 points on my IQ score? I mean, really, how do you improve upon genius?
Besides, being super smart but having some kind of recognizable scar is usually the origin story for a super villain. I’m not willing to sign up for world domination or taking down the Batman at this juncture.
What about you? Would you trade disfigurement for intelligence?
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.