An experiment, as it were:
Imagine that we had a global test to find the most brilliant person in the world and the point of this was that we would give this person the power to be the leader of the free world. After an exhaustive survey, we found a man who understood particle physics, spoke 12 languages, could do cube roots in his head, played classical piano, and ran the marathon in 2:15.
He decides to be Pope.
So my question is now that it can be proven without a doubt that the smartest man in the world is head of the Catholic Church, do you convert? How does it make you feel about your willingness to follow Catholic dogma?
Evidently one of those twelve languages was Latin.
Cobb came up with this Gedanken experiment to explain something about Sarah Palin, which tells me that on this scale, he ought to be at least a Cardinal by now.