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Posted on May 26, by Scott Alexander I.
A group of Manhattan Project physicists created a tongue-in-cheek mythology where superintelligent Martian scouts landed in Budapest in the late 19th century and stayed for about a generation, after which they decided the planet was unsuitable for their needs and disappeared.
The only clue to their existence were the children they had with local women. The joke was that this explained why the Manhattan Project was led by a group of Hungarian supergeniuses, all born in Budapest between and The coincidences actually pile up beyond this.
Von Neumann, Wigner, and possibly Teller all went to the same central Budapest high school at about the same time, leading a friend to joke about the atomic bomb being basically a Hungarian high school science fair project.
Suppose we learned that Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach all had the same childhood piano tutor. There is apparently a Laszlo Ratz Memorial Congress for high school math teachers each year, and a Laszlo Ratz medal for services to the profession.
There are plaques and statues to this guy. Similarly, Freddie deBoer writes that most claims that certain schools or programs have transformative effects on their students are the result of selection bias. On the other hand, we have a Hungarian academy producing like half the brainpower behind 20th century physics, and Nobel laureates who literally keep a picture of their high school math teacher on the wall of their office to inspire them.
But Edward Teller, another supergenius, went to the same high school but as far as I know was never taught by Ratz himself. A further point in support of this: So this school — the Fasori Gymnasium — seems to have been about equally excellent for both its Ratz-taught and its non-Ratz-taught pupils.
Yet the Fasori Gymnasium might not have even been the best high school in its neighborhood. There are also some contradictory sources suggesting Teller attended this school and not Fasori; for all I know he might have attended both.
Once again, most of these people were born in the period when the Martian scouts were supposedly in Budapest. This is definitely what the Hungarians want us to think. According to Cultures of Creativity: A certain elitism and a spirit of competition partly explains the successes of their students.
For example, annual competitions in mathematics and physics have been held since The instruction the students receive as well as these contests are an expression of a special pedagogy and a striving to encourage creativity. Mor Karman, founder of the Minta school, believed that everything should be taught by showing its relation to everyday life.
Instead of learning rules by heart from books, students tried to formulate the rules themselves. The Eotvos Contests were a powerful mean for the stimulation of mathematics on a large scale and were used to motivate mathematical culture in the society.
It also provided a channel to search for talented youths. The contests, which have been open to Hungarian high school students in their last year sinceplayed a remarkable role in the development of mathematics.
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