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|#220 - The "cold hard facts" show correlations about black … [+] (1 new reply)||1 hour ago on Black people facts||0|
|#202 - How can a natural talent not be inherited? Where else would it…||1 hour ago on Black people facts||0|
|#194 - You're completely right, we've been thinking about this the wr…||1 hour ago on Black people facts||+2|
|#188 - You can't deny that intelligence isn't at least partly genetic… [+] (2 new replies)||1 hour ago on Black people facts||+1|
#196 - vivalavidya (1 hour ago) [-]
True, but that might not be inherited. For example, I have a natural talent for drumming, yet neither of my parents can play any instrument to save their lives.
It's very hard to say that intelligence is inherited because, by the time you conduct a study where the children are of an age where you can measure their intelligence effectively, they've already been affected by the environment they've been living in.
#202 - Ruspanic (1 hour ago) [-]
How can a natural talent not be inherited? Where else would it come from?
Not all inherited genetic traits are actually exhibited by the parents: some genes are dominant and some are recessive, and some traits for which you have a natural proclivity might not manifest themselves for other reasons. For example, someone with "tall" genes might not become tall due to malnutrition. Someone with a good natural sense of rhythm might not be a good musician because they weren't exposed to music lessons from a young age (it's much harder to learn these things as an adult than as a child).
Furthermore, it's sometimes the case that children grow up to be taller than both parents. Similarly, a child can also be smarter than both parents, because neither height nor intelligence are the result of a single gene (tall or short, smart or stupid) but rather a combination of genetic factors.
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