"A witty saying proves nothing." Voltaire
Do you ever just sit back and watch a sunset, or a huge thunderstorm, or marvel at the sheer size of a huge hurricane in satellite photos, or wonder how the moon controls the tides from way out there, or how something as simple as a tree can be so complex, etc., etc.?????
I may be wrong.
[EDIT: my apologies. I misread your original post. I thought you were saying that every breed is a different species -- not all breeds are one species.]
Last edited by AdamT; 08-20-11 at 10:10 AM.
I think god created us, but then we created many gods. I can't prove that of course, but it seems more likely than simply believing that everything just sprang into being on its own.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
You find a drug that works only on people whose names start with the letter A.
I will find a drug that works especially well for African-Americans.
First treatment specifically for African Americans with heart failure
BiDil® (isosorbide dinitrate/hydralazine hydrochloride) is a medicine for the treatment of heart failure in African Americans that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Still, whether the difference can be truly attributed to a credible boost in intelligence seems to me rather academic. The study has found quite meaningful differences in real-life outcomes as a result of the early intervention. By young adulthood, the treatment group was more likely to maintain education or hold skilled jobs, had a lower incidence of teenage pregancy, and were three times as likely to attend college or university.
It should be noted that the variance between groups was almost entirely due to early verbal development - talking and reading to kids from a young age. And, as with most of these studies of early intervention, the results only generalize to children of low income, black families.
I do agree with your larger point that most experts on intelligence do not believe such programs produce lasting, meaningfully significant gains in the purported construct.
Last edited by Taylor; 08-20-11 at 03:12 PM.