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Old September 29 2012, 01:38 PM   #19
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Re: Are vulcans biologically smarter than humans?

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
How can there ever be such a thing as "biologically smarter"? Smarts aren't genetically encoded at birth. All that matters is how the person was raised and educated. We are all born 'dumb'.
O, but 'smarts' ARE encoded at birth:
IQ/intelligence is, in its largest part, encoded in one's DNA (on the basis of which one's nervous system grows).
And it has little enough to do with how much information one accumulates; nurture/education may nudge the intelligence up a bit - but not by much.

The idea that "Smarts aren't genetically encoded at birth" is an extremist PC position that has little to do with fact.
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