Thanks, David. 
 
A tidbit from Shaw -- of beauty and brain, in a lighter vein:
 
A famous motion picture star met GBS on shipboard while traveling to America. She monopolized the conversation for the four days on the water. At the final dinner she stated to Shaw,

"Mr. Shaw, what a wonderful thing it would be for us to get married. Think of the children we could have. Why with my beauty and your brains they would conquer the world."

"Yes, Madam," GBS replied, "But what if they had my beauty and YOUR brains?"
 
(by Margaret McGhee at http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/501281)
 
Cheers !!!
 
CR


--- On Thu, 12/11/08, David Boyd <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
//wouldn't it have been formidable if from the gene pool had emerged anyone with the talent of TSE and the wit of Dr. J  ? - suppose it's a bit like expecting engineers to be literate - mutually exclusive, usually.//