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Old September 29 2012, 08:05 PM   #23
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Re: Are vulcans biologically smarter than humans?

Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
They suck at being scientists
They are horrible scientists, but perhaps superior technicians.

teacake wrote: View Post
Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
Did the Vulcans invent transwarp beaming?
They did all that when we were smelting bronze.
Thinking back to Enterprise, did Vulcans invent transporters at all? Or had their science directorate authorities determined that beaming was impossible?

mupps wrote: View Post
How much did T'Pol keep bringing up the dogmatic response that time travel was impossible...even when she saw evidence of it happeneing.
Consider the episode Journey to Babel, Sarek and his party traveled from the surface of Vulcan to Kirk's ship by shuttle.

While Spock and later Tuvok did use the transporter, did Sub-commander T'Pol ever travel by transporter? I can't remember it happening even once. Her dogma might have convinced her that nothing would happen if she entered the transporter chamber.

teacake wrote: View Post
I doubt they allow sub intelligent Vulcans to breed
Maybe that a part of the arranged marriage thing. Combining blood lines that produce increasingly intelligent children.

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
How can there ever be such a thing as "biologically smarter"? Smarts aren't genetically encoded at birth.
But the capacity for intelligence and "smarts" is. Humans are more intelligent than animals, no matter how much education you give a animal, it will never rise to average Human levels.

This could be the case with Humans (and other Federation sapient species) and Vulcans, their physical/biological brain might be capable of more intelligence.

Hando wrote: View Post
Well, actually we do have something to go by: the "school" tests in nuTrek.
And at the beginning of Voyage Home. Spock did well in the tests he was taking on matters of memory and problem solving. But when asked a question that required retrospection and insight, Spock stalled, he couldn't understand the question.

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