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« on: May 30, 2006, 03:39:54 AM »
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Re: Intelligence, etc.: Nature or Nurture?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2006, 04:05:52 AM »
genetically, most people are 98 or 99% the same, right?

that's what that dude that mapped the human genome said.

nurture is much more important, imo.

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Re: Intelligence, etc.: Nature or Nurture?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2006, 04:11:25 AM »
I voted for 60 percent nature, because 80 percent seemed a bit excessive. That said I STRONGLY believe that personality is hereditary/inborn. I'm pretty sure intelligence is hereditary too -- some people are naturally brilliant while others -- not so much (think Red v. Stan  ;))



When you have somebody dying because they are poor and black or poor and white or because of whatever they are ... that erases everything that's great about this country.

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Re: Intelligence, etc.: Nature or Nurture?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2006, 04:22:58 AM »
i went for the 80/20 but mostly because i think that's what my life's been like. I'm sure for across the board, it's more 50/50 or 60/40

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Re: Intelligence, etc.: Nature or Nurture?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2006, 04:26:52 AM »
I don't like the idea of 80/20 because it would imply that I have a lot less control over my future than I'd like to think.  Also, there is definitely something to be said for a good education. Even a person on the slow side of average can probably sound reasonably intelligent if well educated.

It made me so sad today, I was at my grandmother's house and this neighborhood kid dropped by to eat our food (because his mother doesn't watch him and has no idea what he does all day.) He looked at some food on the table and said "What IS they?" I'm pretty sure that was a product of a loser mother who never taught her child how to speak.
When you have somebody dying because they are poor and black or poor and white or because of whatever they are ... that erases everything that's great about this country.

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Re: Intelligence, etc.: Nature or Nurture?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2006, 04:30:30 AM »
some people are naturally brilliant while others -- not so much (think Red v. Stan ;))

this was mean spirited. :'(

doesn't mean it's not true






oh SNAP! :D totally totally kidding

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Re: Intelligence, etc.: Nature or Nurture?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2006, 04:33:23 AM »
some people are naturally brilliant while others -- not so much (think Red v. Stan  ;))

this was mean spirited.  :'(
Sorry, I couldn't help myself  :D
I prefer down-to-earth smart people myself. That's what I actually meant.  ;)
My father is so smart that no one can understand what the f--k he's saying. Honestly.
It was horrible trying to do homework when I was a kid.
"So Daddy, how do you multiply 17 and 18?"
Well DB, the roots of multiplication can be traced back to ....
(two hours later)
And that is the endoplasmic reticulum of the problem.

Me:  ???
When you have somebody dying because they are poor and black or poor and white or because of whatever they are ... that erases everything that's great about this country.

-TMcGraw

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Re: Intelligence, etc.: Nature or Nurture?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2006, 04:35:14 AM »
some people are naturally brilliant while others -- not so much (think Red v. Stan  ;))

this was mean spirited.  :'(

come on.  you say it all the time.  they're just agreeing with you, that's all.

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Re: Intelligence, etc.: Nature or Nurture?
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2006, 04:37:21 AM »
some people are naturally brilliant while others -- not so much (think Red v. Stan ;))

this was mean spirited. :'(
Sorry, I couldn't help myself :D
I prefer down-to-earth smart people myself. That's what I actually meant. ;)
My father is so smart that no one can understand what the f--k he's saying. Honestly.
It was horrible trying to do homework when I was a kid.
"So Daddy, how do you multiply 17 and 18?"
Well DB, the roots of multiplication can be traced back to ....
(two hours later)
And that is the endoplasmic reticulum of the problem.

Me: ???


sounds exactly like my dad

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Re: Intelligence, etc.: Nature or Nurture?
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2006, 04:38:34 AM »
Also, I heart my new sig.

I heart your new sig too.

And you say 'heart'!!! I always say 'heart'

wait a second.... are we maybe friends IRL and don't even know it  ???