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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (john jardine)
Subject: Re: how to master electronics, use of transistor, op amp...?
Date: 2 Nov 2002 09:33:18 -0800
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"Kevin Aylward" wrote in message news:<3BDw9.4642$iG2.firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> > Kevin Aylward wrote:
> > > "Wafer" wrote in message
> > I cannot explain why, nor can I explain why my brother can paint
> > portraits and entire landscapes with astonishing perfection, while I
> > can't get my hands to draw anything past a stick figure.
> There is nothing mysterious about this at all. Its all quite explainable
> if you look deep enough. Have another think on the problem.
> He always had
> > this ability.
> In fact, he didn't. He learnt it. Early researchers used to have this
> idea that putting a French baby in a room with no instruction, it would
> naturally learn French on it own. Surprise, surprise...
Indeed. But why it is possible for many literate, educated people to
be useless at learning a second language (esp. British people) yet
some individuals can be fluent in a dozen.
> Kevin Aylward
> SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
> Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
> Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.
Myself, I was born with the simple genetic ability to 'draw'. Totally,
completely effortless on my part for as long as I can remember. Like
other kids, the more I 'practised' the more I improved but constantly
with a large differential in perceived quality.
It's definitely built in from birth, as a deep, deep, 'urge' builds
over a couple of months that can only be completely satisfied by
drawing or painting something. The clock is then reset. I've no
practical use for this ability (circuit diagrams only partly cut it!)
and it was never pursued when I was younger as I found the puzzle of
'machinery' to be even more satisfying.
As Wafer says, we are all not born equal. Over the years I've
particularly noticed that every single one of us seem to be born with
some mix of prewired genetic patterning that throughout life will
predispose or favour us to shine or excel in particular areas.
Notwithstanding education/training/learning or otherwise.
It's the nature-v-nuture debate. The difficulty is in a general
recognition of this inequality existing. It is most noticeably a
problem amongst the educators, who because their own prewired talents
lie in the statistically more prevalent English/Maths area fail to
recognise or are self blinkered to the view that others may excel in
areas not concerned with their own specialisms.
Because of this, a lot of uniquely talented kids who in their own
areas of excellence have an enormous amount to contribute to our
society, end up on the education scrapheap. Which in turn sets the
future course of their life.
Myself, I feel our fuel tanks are filled 80% with genetics and 20%
with our environment.
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