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Is talent inherited?

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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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