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1 posted on 01/13/2011 3:39:15 PM PST by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv; neverdem; DvdMom; grey_whiskers; Ladysmith; Roos_Girl; Silentgypsy

Home is where you hang your genome ping.


2 posted on 01/13/2011 3:40:28 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

After seeing Pelosi in action, I highly doubt that ALL would be the correct word.


3 posted on 01/13/2011 3:42:48 PM PST by TexasPatriot1 ("Tyranny is defined as that which legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry" Jefferson)
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To: decimon
How does a Shakespeare become Shakespeare? A Michaelangelo become a Michaelangelo?

Everything we are is in our power at birth. We are all gifted. I believe it's a fishbowl...The degree of expressing our gift is solely in our hands.

4 posted on 01/13/2011 3:45:52 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: decimon

Not in Joe Biden. Guaranteed.


5 posted on 01/13/2011 3:48:15 PM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: decimon
Being a sooooooper geeeeenius ain't all it's cracked up to be.


6 posted on 01/13/2011 3:53:43 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: decimon

But new science suggests the source of abilities is much more interesting and improvisational.

What kind of science is that?


7 posted on 01/13/2011 4:01:27 PM PST by Jolla
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To: decimon

Since many people thought a study was needed to determine this, I’d say is’t quite safe to say not everyone is a genius.


8 posted on 01/13/2011 4:18:49 PM PST by Moose Burger
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To: decimon

My family has the artistic (drawing) gene. Some of us have it and some don’t. If you have it, it comes out very early and requires little schooling. My grandaughter at two could paint recognizeable portraits with hair, noses, eyes and mouths in the right place. They were recognizeable in a general way as to the person she was painting. For instance, daddy had a crew cut. Mommy had long hair. Their eye colors were correct.

My mother was a commercial artist, I have been a painter and my son also has the natural ability to draw. I even have an extra muscle in my hand from that of normal folks. I believe part of the knack is the ability to guage visual relationships, oragnize and replicate them. My Dad has absolutely no gift in that regard. My daughter has other creative gifts but not the drawing gene.

I am one who does believe that there is a strong genetic predisposition to certain talents. There seems to be a drive to do it and if you do well at it early in life, you are much more prone to develop it because it brings you creative pleasure.


10 posted on 01/13/2011 4:21:00 PM PST by marsh2
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To: decimon
Is there a genius in all of us?

VERY good question. Genius and excellence is found in many varieties. Sports, arts and performing arts give us, to quote, "vivid examples". Yet, there are less celebrated, yet cherished varieties such as leadership, visionary, meticulousness, diplomatic, amiable/friendliness, craftsmanship, warrior/soldier, on and on. It is almost a crime that there is such focus on academics as the most favored type of genius.

11 posted on 01/13/2011 4:30:55 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (If raising taxes on an activity reduces such an activity, let's tax liberalism to death.)
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I am a genius. But only where it concerns annoying my co-workers.


12 posted on 01/13/2011 4:31:39 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Jubtabulously We Thrive!)
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To: decimon
Is there a genius in all of us?


13 posted on 01/13/2011 4:35:11 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: decimon

Fascinating stuff. Thanks for posting it.


16 posted on 01/13/2011 4:56:06 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: decimon

I had TWO geniuses inside of me. One boy and one girl.


22 posted on 01/13/2011 6:28:42 PM PST by bannie (( ))
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No, and we need to stop feeding crap like this to kids in school. Not everyone is a potential star. Not everyone is gifted. Most people are in fact ordinary, and many struggle even to be competent. This is reality. This is life. That’s the state of the universe. Hard work will get most people much farther than talent will anyway. THAT’s what we need to teach our kids.


27 posted on 01/13/2011 7:49:03 PM PST by DesScorp
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To: decimon; Salamander; humblegunner; Eaker; TheMom; Allegra; TheOldLady; Larry Lucido; Markos33; ...
"I've come to believe that genius is an exceedingly common human quality, probably natural to most of us... I began to wonder, reluctantly, whether it was possible that being in school itself was what was dumbing them down. Was it possible I had been hired not to enlarge children's power, but to diminish it? That seemed crazy on the face of it, but slowly I began to realize that the bells and the confinement, the crazy sequences, the age-segregation, the lack of privacy, the constant surveillance, and all the rest of national curriculum of schooling were designed exactly as if someone had set out to *prevent* children from learning how to think and act, to coax them into addiction and dependent behavior."

With these words, John Taylor Gatto (former New York City Teacher of the Year) hit on the plot fomented by John Dewey and his cohorts, Beard, Robinson and Verblen to "dumb down" the American public with the specific objective of making us unable to think and distinguish good from evil in an objective manner.

The election of The Usurper and the last Congress is nothing more or less than Quod Erat Demonstrandum.

One more thought from the fertile mind of Dr. Gatto:

"Who besides a degraded rabble would voluntarily present itself to be graded and classified like meat? No wonder school is compulsory."
28 posted on 01/13/2011 9:26:05 PM PST by shibumi (Personification in the Linen Closet!)
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To: decimon

Our family produced a supergenius, so I know better than most that not everybody measures up in that regard. Among the many things I learned from our supergenius: genius is overrated and a lot like having more money than you can ever spend, only you can’t give it away.


32 posted on 01/14/2011 6:25:31 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: decimon

No, there is not.


34 posted on 01/14/2011 7:27:47 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: decimon

Btt


37 posted on 01/17/2011 5:25:01 AM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: decimon; SunkenCiv
Is there a genius in all of us?

If so, it might be harder to find in some than others.

38 posted on 01/17/2011 4:09:42 PM PST by colorado tanker
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