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Old July 4 2013, 03:38 AM   #31
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Re: What makes us human???

I think the question should be, What makes us super human?

Don't we all want to know what makes certain people tick.

Where does one get their talents for example?
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Old July 4 2013, 03:39 AM   #32
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Re: What makes us human???

By eating the brains of the people with the desired talents.
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Old July 4 2013, 03:44 AM   #33
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By eating the brains of the people with the desired talents.
Oh no Mr. Bill, it's the zombies!

But seriously, what makes Patrick Stewart such an awesome actor? What makes Michael Jordan such an amazing basketball player? What makes Adele such a beautiful singer? Etc.
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Old July 4 2013, 03:47 AM   #34
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Re: What makes us human???

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By eating the brains of the people with the desired talents.
Oh no Mr. Bill, it's the zombies!

But seriously, what makes Patrick Stewart such an awesome actor? What makes Michael Jordan such an amazing basketball player? What makes Adele such a beautiful singer? Etc.
Stewart is British, Jordan wears Nikes, Adele sounds like it could be cigarettes.
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Old July 4 2013, 03:48 AM   #35
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How is it that Albert Einstein was so smart?
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Old July 4 2013, 03:51 AM   #36
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How is it that Albert Einstein was so smart?
Watch Clerks sometime. Someone should redo that movie with Einstein and Bohr as Dante and Randal.
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Old July 4 2013, 04:02 AM   #37
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Re: What makes us human???

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How is it that Albert Einstein was so smart?
Watch Clerks sometime. Someone should redo that movie with Einstein and Bohr as Dante and Randal.
I love you. Seriously.

And I'm not just saying that because somebody slipped me some grainy nude photos.
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Old July 4 2013, 04:08 AM   #38
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How is it that Albert Einstein was so smart?
Watch Clerks sometime. Someone should redo that movie with Einstein and Bohr as Dante and Randal.
I love you. Seriously.

And I'm not just saying that because somebody slipped me some grainy nude photos.
It was the 80's, I needed money for... school... supplies.
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Old July 4 2013, 06:20 AM   #39
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Sorry, posted in wrong thread.
You can delete your own posts, you know.
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Old July 4 2013, 06:22 AM   #40
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Sorry, posted in wrong thread.
You can delete your own posts, you know.
Just did. I had forgotten that we had that capability. Tahnks for reminding me.
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Old July 4 2013, 10:32 AM   #41
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But seriously, what makes Patrick Stewart such an awesome actor? What makes Michael Jordan such an amazing basketball player? What makes Adele such a beautiful singer? Etc.
They're prepared to work very hard to perfect whatever natural talents they've been born with.
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Old July 4 2013, 11:40 AM   #42
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By eating the brains of the people with the desired talents.
Oh no Mr. Bill, it's the zombies!

But seriously, what makes Patrick Stewart such an awesome actor? What makes Michael Jordan such an amazing basketball player? What makes Adele such a beautiful singer? Etc.
I think the first thing is that it's subjective what we think it Super Human. Michael Jordan never missed a game-winning shot? Patrick Stewart never had a bad performance? Who is to say they are better than someone else? What standard do we measure them by? I think child nutrition plays a role (the first 3 years being key to cognitive and physical development) and the raising of the child (perseverance, aspiring to dreams, supportive households, what the child takes away from their circumstances). So much of what we consider talent is hard work and opportunity combined together with biological talents. Are there no other actors that could match Patrick Stewart? I think there are some, but they are never given the opportunity or they don't stick to it. At the end of the day, basketball is a sport and we're talking about improved reflexes, eye-hand coordination, muscle memory, and the recovery time between physical activities. Basketball is a social exercise, one we created. God or nature didn't put him on the earth to play basketball. He may feel destined to do that, but basketball is man's creation that requires those skills that Michael Jordan possessed. Those are just some thoughts off the top of my head. It's the best I can answer this question without knowing God or nature, without having read every biology or philosophy book on the subject.
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