I believe differences in intellect between INDIVIDUALS are far more significant than most people consciously realize.
I'd bet the farm that if you took a handful of upper 10%ers on an island with a group of lower 30%ers ten times larger, the former would completely dominate the latter.
I can't think of any other genetic variant that creates such a profound advantage. Nobody is faster or stronger than the slowest or weakest to the degree the most intelligent are equipped to compete with the least intelligent.
Make no mistake, I come at this issue from the perspective that it is not ok for the strong to prey upon the weak. Any strength, any weakness.
I don't think intellect confers "superiority". Any more than being able to run faster than everybody else can.
It does confer a significant competitive advantage. To an "unfair" degree, IMHO.
We DO need to be watched!
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Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
I believe that Jesus is the son of God and all that Bible stuff. The fact about it is, it's all FAITH. You can't wholly prove any of it. Archealogists may find what they think is Noah's Ark in Turkey, they think they've found Sodom and Gomorrha, etc. But none of that really matters. The whole point of Christianity is believing WITHOUT proof. That's the hardest part for people who aren't Christian to accept.
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every breed of domestic dog( that i know of) is ONE species. All the different breeds have different aspects of average intelligence and mood tendency's and some even have instincts other don't at all (ex. herding, pointing).
"The domestic dog was originally classified as Canis familiaris and Canis familiarus domesticus by Carolus Linnaeus in 1758, and was reclassified in 1993 as Canis lupus familiaris, a subspecies of the gray wolf Canis lupus, by the Smithsonian Institution and the American Society of Mammalogists."