do you have any links? I was under the general impression that that genetics was more responsible for analytic capacity, while family upbringing and cultural conditions were responsible for shaping the genetic capacity. That is probably what the original post was referring to by societies.http://www.psych.utoronto.ca/users/reingold/courses/intelligence/cache/1198gottfred.htmlMy personal opinion is that genetics plays the positive factor, while the vast majority of cultural indoctrination introduces a negative influence.
I haven't been following this thread up close, but I saw an episode of Star Trek this weekend that reminded me of it.There was this alien society that was made up of two main classes--a class of politicians and intellectuals who lived a life of priviledge in the clouds and a class of workers who lived on the surface and in the caves below. When asked to explain this situation by Captain Kirk, the head politician claimed essentially that the workers below were an inferior race....
James Watson: Yes, and that's bad. Black kids have got to get different aspirations.
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