Re: Better people

Michael S. Lorrey (
Mon, 07 Jun 1999 08:58:35 -0400

Theta 8008 wrote:

> 8008
> > 1. Some people are much better/smarter than other >people.
> > 2. Most of that difference is genetic.
> Where do get the idea that it has ANYTHING at all to do with genetics?
> Except for something like Down's Syndrome, I think (with relative
> certainty) that this area is entirely one of individual intent,
design and
> creation.

Despite that its now monday and you've probably gotten set straight by others on the list with much more knowledge than I, intelligence is decidedly, to paraphrase Yogi Berra, "90% of it is 50% genetic", at the very least. Of course each of us has a range of potential acheivement, we all have different upper limits. My dyslexic younger brother with his 120 IQ could not hope to be as analytical, logical, and quick thinking as I, while I, with my 160 IQ, will only rarely think on the level of an even greater genius, if at all. While education helps an individual reach a higher level of their own natural IQ potential, it cannot make a mediocre person into an Einstein or a Da Vinci.

Mike Lorrey