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Genes and environment

The first thought that is coming to mind when I read Prof. Paul’s post on intelligence and genes is a child can be born extremely intelligent and not have a warm, attentive, loving, caregiver to fill its needs, ie., love, comfort, etc, and eventually without these needs being met, as the child grows he/she cannot give full attention to his/her genetic  learning abilities because the environment (he/she has to look for their own needs to be met, therefore speding energy on other things than the so-called normative “intelligence” standards). So, really, what good are genes if you do not have an environment to enhance the genetic material?

(I have not read any other post yet, so sorry if repeating myself!)

 

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