• @DarkroomDoc
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    61 month ago

    This is stupid. Noting that there is a bell curve of some innate talent we label intelligence is like noting there’s a bell curve on a person’s height.

    • Sure.

      What makes you think that the hair stylist doesn’t have a lot of “innate talent” that just never presented itself due to environment and circumstance?

      • @DarkroomDoc
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        61 month ago

        Fine. It’s not even a concession to say that people are a mix of nature and nurture. But people assume that saying there exists such bell curve for intelligence is the same thing as saying that people’s worth is on a bell curve, and no one is suggesting that (or at least I’m not).

        It’s ok to say that there exists natural differences between people.

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      -61 month ago

      My point was what makes a person intelligent? Einstein is a particularly interesting example as he failed school. He also had a very bad sense of style and to my knowledge was not good at cutting hair. In that respect, a good hair dresser is far superior. They are way better at being a hair dresser than Einstein.

      We all have talents. It just is a matter of finding what we love. Also it helps to we willing to learn as you can be as smart as can be but still be lazy.

      • @psud@aussie.zone
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        21 month ago

        The reason for testing is that people on either end of the bell curve need to be educated differently to the people in the middle and to each other