Re: true abundance?

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue Jan 30 2001 - 12:40:04 MST

Samantha Atkins wrote:
> Thinking is not heriditary and introducing that here is a canard. It is
> a matter of training and will and basic ability. Only a small part of
> basic ability is arguably genetic.

Last time I checked, it was still fifty percent heredity, fifty percent
environment. That's not a "we don't know", that's a quantitative
measurement of variance that came out 50/50. IMHO this balance probably
represents some kind of emergent optimum, like the gender mix.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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