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Re: Human Intelligence

Postby cactuspete » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:48 pm

Jordan Peterson: The Dangerous I.Q. Debate
Peterson provides a good answer, but he sidesteps a lot of the controversy. However, he answers the question in as honest a way as is possible given some of the societal pressures which exist. It's a little bit like back in the Dark Age when you couldn't say anything which contradicted the dogma of the Catholic Church.
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Re: Human Intelligence

Postby ergot » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:03 pm

Joe Rogan - Sam Harris on Race & IQ Controversy
Much of this conversation references a book called "The Bell Curve" which was published in the 1990s.
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Re: Human Intelligence

Postby shadylady » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:34 am

Genes that influence children's reading skills also affect their math skills
Genetics holds the key to understanding how to help children. Different people have different potentials, but most people can master most academic skills given enough time and the proper instruction methods.
"Finding such strong genetic influence does not mean that there is nothing we can do if a child finds learning difficult. Heritability does not imply that anything is set in stone. It just means it may take more effort from parents, schools and teachers to bring the child up to speed."

It's also possible that there are children who should not be expected to master all curricular areas.
The findings build on previous studies showing that genetic variations among British schoolchildren explain most of the differences in how well they perform in exams.

LINK: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jul/08/genes-children-reading-maths-literacy-mathematics
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