- Jun 21, 2003
If only someone would have told Mozart that he just can't compose an opera at the age of twelve, because he can't have proper cognitive abilities...
I look at it a little differently. Yes, Mozart was a child prodigy who did amazing things in his youth. But the compositions of his maturity were even better.
Will the "Eteri Effect" eventually show that in figure skating you peak at 14 and it's all downhill from there?
I would be taken aback if, in football for instance, a team of 15-year-old schoolboys entered the world cup competition and beat up on all the men's national teams (be their brains ever so well-formatted).