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Vybik Jon
Vybik Jon
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Edited Jul 28, 2010, 10:45
Re: Bowie, genius or not...
Jul 28, 2010, 10:45
The Free Dictionary:

Genius

1.
a. Extraordinary intellectual and creative power.
b. A person of extraordinary intellect and talent: "One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius" (Simone de Beauvoir).
c. A person who has an exceptionally high intelligence quotient, typically above 140.

2.
a. A strong natural talent, aptitude, or inclination: has a genius for choosing the right words.
b. One who has such a talent or inclination: a genius at diplomacy.

3. The prevailing spirit or distinctive character, as of a place, a person, or an era: the genius of Elizabethan England.

4. Roman Mythology A tutelary deity or guardian spirit of a person or place.

5. A person who has great influence over another.

6. A jinni in Muslim mythology.

A strong argument could be made that Bowie does meet a lot of the definitions there, though I think number 6 is the clincher.
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