The differences between a genius and an idiot-
Geniuses require evidence.
Idiots require belief.
Geniuses will change their opinion with evidence.
Idiots maintain their opinion in spite of evidence.
Geniuses will maintain their evidence-based opinion even if it is not popular.
Idiots will change their mind because they are TOLD a different idea is popular.
If a genius says, “I don’t know” it will be followed by “But I will find out.”
If an idiot says, “I don’t know”, that is the totality of their statement.
A genius RARELY says, “I don’t care.”
Idiots take pride in not caring.