Laszlo Polgár planned to have extremely smart kids long before he met the woman who would eventually become his wife and the mother of his three daughters. He had studied the lives of geniuses and decided that he’d create some of his own. As Paul Voosen writes, “The girls were not an experiment in any proper form. Laszlo knew that. There was no control. But soon enough, their story outgrew their lives. They became prime examples in a psychological debate that has existed for a century: Does success depend more on the accidents of genetics or the decisions of upbringing? Nature or nurture?” From The Chronicle of Higher Education, Bringing Up Genius. (I’m not sure what to do first; get mad at my parents or apologize to my kids.)