Is a child genetically predisposed to intelligence? Or does the environment play a bigger role? Or possibly a combination? What makes you think the way you do?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:07 AM on Jul. 20, 2009 in Just for Fun
Answer by moneymagnetmom at 4:25 AM on Jul. 20, 2009
Answer by Mamasita98 at 4:17 AM on Jul. 20, 2009
Answer by SWasson at 7:02 AM on Jul. 20, 2009
I believe both. If you take an incest child or a child with a disability they are usually not as intelligent as a normal child. However I believe in the right environment they can be taught to be more intelligent but by no means a genius. If you take a child with no genetic ailments and put them in a bad environment it has tremendous probabilities to decrease their intelligence, yet not to the part of stupidity. How ever if you take a child with no genetic ailments and put them in a good environment they are more likely to be of great intelligence. Now this is only statistically speaking which means not 100% guaranteed or accurate.
Answer by hot-mama86 at 7:34 AM on Jul. 20, 2009
Answer by momofsaee at 7:38 AM on Jul. 20, 2009
Answer by hypermamaz at 7:40 AM on Jul. 20, 2009
Answer by boredmom44 at 8:13 AM on Jul. 20, 2009
So, what you are asking is the age old question of nature V nurture. In child growth and development class in college for an education degree, this topic is discussed at length. We all came to the same conclusion. It is a bit of both. We are all born with the same brain, so we all have the same chance for intelligence, but how our development is nurtured plays a large roll in our performance. I think this topic is a point of great frustration for a lot of teachers. If a child is just ignored during formative yrs at home then they hit schools behind socially as well as academically. Then the teacher gets the blame when the student is having a hard time...like they are not doing their "job" . Genetics may play a role, but I think nurture is soooo important in making the difference for a child.
Answer by salexander at 9:38 AM on Jul. 20, 2009
Answer by ThrivingMom at 9:52 AM on Jul. 20, 2009