Re: XKCD - (may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)
Originally Posted by Yora
Having been diagnosed with ADD recently myself, I wonder if Randall has it as well? He clearly is highly intelligent, you just has to look at his resumee for that, but starting with an ordinary and simple question and continuing running with it in completely random directions until you are too exhausted to go on, is just how it manifests for me in the most visible way.
I don't know if that's a symptom of ADD so much as it is scientist humor. After all, the essence of science is continuously asking the same question with small differences to see what changes, and the What If questions just tend to take that to an absurd (but fun) degree.
He's close to a goshdarn polymath, though, given his extremely dedicated interest to multiple fields of science and creative art.