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Is talent inherited?

Genetics as it applies to evolution, molecular biology, and medical aspects.

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Postby NameInProgress » Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:02 pm

There has actually been a gene discovered that might detremine your I.Q.



http://www.wellesley.edu/Chemistry/chem227/nucleicfunction/transcription/sci-gene-intelligence.html

However, I don't think that there is a gene that says 'this kid will be good at music'.

Maybe it's not the actual talent that is inherited, maybe it's the requirements, such as good hearing to be able to play an instrument well?
I don't think the environment plays such an important role. If a person has a passion for something, then they'll make the best of whatever resources they have.
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Postby Dustfinger » Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:51 pm

i think yes you have to have the genetical disposition but it´s mainly a learning thing. start early and you´ll be successful.
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Re: Is talent inherited?

Postby rapula » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:54 am

Of course talent can be inherited but it has no relation with intelligence.... which is one's own and unique ability or capacity..Though people around a kid say that he is a master at drawing and has inherited it from his dad or mom.. it solely depends on the practice taken by the kid... and one thing... as a child of five years.. he cannot become a master jus by drawing a stroke on a sheet of paper...he certainly needs practice and the environment which encourages him
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Re: Is talent inherited?

Postby JackBean » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:22 am

rapula wrote:Of course talent can be inherited


rapula wrote:Though people around a kid say that he is a master at drawing and has inherited it from his dad or mom.. it solely depends on the practice taken by the kid


so which one?
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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Postby Cat » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:04 pm

"Is talent inherited?" - Absolutely.

1. Talent by definition is an aptitude for something. Presence of talent does NOT guarantee its use. Thus, while I have a talent for math (I understand new concepts of it almost as if I already knew them) I prefer studying biology and my math practical abilities are about average and way underdeveloped. I inherited my talent form my father, who does not use it either (he knows less math than I do).

2. Intelligence has nothing to do with the talent. Please, look up definitions.

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NameInProgress wrote:There has actually been a gene discovered that might detremine your I.Q.


That is absolute nonsense. Since I.Q. is a made up concept, it’s like saying that you discovered a gene that determines what you made up…
I.Q. is subjective, superficial, and culture specific; so how can it possibly be determined by any gene (considering I.Q. exists only in our imagination)?
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Re: Is talent inherited?

Postby Banderi » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:13 pm

No.
Amongst people with equal cerebral health, there is nothing innate within the intellectual capability of a person like talents, inclinations or inherited abilities. All that forms the dispositions and the personality of an individual comes solely from their growth.

The reason for this is the nature of how growth works inside the human body:
DNA evolves from bodily necessities and changes extremely slowly in response to these. What is inherited does not come from DNA evolution, but from DNA fusion and renewing.

The brain, on the other hand, develops all that is needed during the lifetime, and all that is inside the brain is just a piece of "software" that is created after the birth, not inherited. Artistic talent is not stored inside the DNA, it's just a wont that builds up from environment (e.g. practice).

If anything, I would say that pure brain speed/neural connectivity might be inherited, being the brain raw structure stored in the DNA.
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Re: Is talent inherited?

Postby Cat » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:42 pm

Banderi wrote:No.
Amongst people with equal cerebral health, there is nothing innate within the intellectual capability of a person like talents, inclinations or inherited abilities. All that forms the dispositions and the personality of an individual comes solely from their growth.

The reason for this is the nature of how growth works inside the human body:
DNA evolves from bodily necessities and changes extremely slowly in response to these. What is inherited does not come from DNA evolution, but from DNA fusion and renewing.

The brain, on the other hand, develops all that is needed during the lifetime, and all that is inside the brain is just a piece of "software" that is created after the birth, not inherited. Artistic talent is not stored inside the DNA, it's just a wont that builds up from environment (e.g. practice).

If anything, I would say that pure brain speed/neural connectivity might be inherited, being the brain raw structure stored in the DNA.



Completely false! Do you realize that according to what you are saying, autism is not genetic and we know that it is? Do you realize that what you call "cerebral health" is determined by genetics?
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