[ExI] to install
wingcat at pacbell.net
Thu Jun 3 17:58:43 UTC 2010
--- On Thu, 6/3/10, Tom Nowell <nebathenemi at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Finally, to play devil's advocate - what if your children
> just aren't as rational and intelligent as you? Of course,
> your child is special and will go on to do great things and
> live out your dreams by proxy. But just suppose for a minute
> your cosy illusion is utterly wrong, and there's nothing
> special about your child - they're firmly in the 95-105 IQ
> range, no more given to logic or dreaming than any other kid
> in their class - are you quite sure your methods for
> protecting them from harmful memes will still work?
IQ is only partially genetic. Education can enhance one's
ability to think rationally - even to dream - and this tends
to be reflected in measured IQ.
If a child is taught to see how people come up with ideas,
and thus to see which of these ideas are likely true and
which are not, that can both increase their IQ and vaccinate
against harmful memes.
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