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To: dennisw
Two potential trends which deserve consideration:

1) The gene pool becomes shallower as the survival value of intelligence is diluted by communal support for the incompetent, who unfortunately are rather fertile.

2)The new genetics explores the "turning on and off" of genes according to adaptive requirements in the environment. This neo-Lamarckianism offers the promise that novel intellectual challenges, specifically based on the burgeoning of digital technology, may activate and energize genetic capacities unknown to previous generations.

The possibility exists that the next generation or two may interact and relate to their world in ways very different than what we understand today. The proliferation of the digital age will likely have consequences for cognitive development that are essentially unforeseeable, and may make current understandings of intelligence obsolete.

11 posted on 11/13/2012 5:23:06 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard
1) The gene pool becomes shallower as the survival value of intelligence is diluted by communal support for the incompetent, who unfortunately are rather fertile.


16 posted on 11/13/2012 5:34:30 PM PST by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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