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This is a quick response to your email. No real need for a response to this, as I think it speaks for itself.

"As for Gregor Mendel, I did not commented on him for obvious reason - he is the father of Genetics, which means that he discovered it himself based on his own experiments and from notes from others. In his bio he grew up in a poor family but was quite good at learning things. Later on "He became a monk because it enabled him to obtain an education without having to pay for it himself."

You are incorrect. From Wikipedia:

"Gregor Mendel, who is known as the "father of modern genetics", was inspired by both his professors at the University of Olomouc (i.e. Friedrich Franz & Johann Karl Nestler) and his colleagues at the monastery (e.g., Franz Diebl) to study variation in plants, and he conducted his study in the monastery's 2 hectares (4.9 acres) experimental garden,[14] which was originally planted by Napp in 1830."

From his biography:

"During his childhood, Mendel worked as a gardener, studied beekeeping, and as a young man attended the Philosophical Institute in Olomouc in 1840–1843. Upon recommendation of his physics teacher Friedrich Franz, he entered the Augustinian Abbey of St Thomas in Brno in 1843. Born Johann Mendel, he took the name Gregor upon entering monastic life. In 1851 he was sent to the University of Vienna to study under the sponsorship of Abbot C. F. Napp. At Vienna, his professor of physics was Christian Doppler. Mendel returned to his abbey in 1853 as a teacher, principally of physics, and by 1867, he had replaced Napp as abbot of the monastery."

He went to the Philosophical Institute at age 18. There is absolutely nothing to suggest that he made ANY discoveries prior to receiving his education.


"As for Brother Franz, I didn't say he was a genius but was good at what he does even earning a scholarship."

I refer you to your previous statement: "Regardless of the backgrounds of self-taught geniuses, the BEST way to JUDGE their credentials is their work. And if you believe that Brother Franz was one of the translators of the NWT - then BY ALL MEANS judge him by his work on the NWT."

Mentioning geniuses and Franz in the same paragraph sure sounds like you were referring to him.

Ron

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Oh boy,

This is tiring me.

If you believe that Gregor Mendel wasn't self-taught when he started his studies then so be it. But the fact is, he was taught himself with many things then went on to study more things from his teachers and his colleagues at the monastery.

As for Brother Franz - being a genius, look again at what I said:

"Regardless of the backgrounds of self-taught geniuses, the BEST way to JUDGE their credentials is their work. And if you believe that Brother Franz was one of the translators of the NWT - then BY ALL MEANS judge him by his work on the NWT."

Mendel and Faraday are such geniuses because of the work they left behind.

As for Brother Franz, you can judge his CREDENTIALS "AND if you believe that Brother Franz was one of the translators of the NWT - then BY ALL MEANS judge him by his work on the NWT."  

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