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02 July 2015 @ 07:23 pm
Steven Pinker - The Blank Slate  
Back in 2003 Steven Pinker demonstrated that human mind at birth is NOT a blank slate and our behavior depends a lot from the gene set that we got.
Pinker also explained Elite/Liberal Arts decline and showed why most of parenting advise (from parenting industrial complex) is plain wrong.
http://www.ted.com/talks/steven_pinker_chalks_it_up_to_the_blank_slate
"Identical twins or any siblings separated at birth are no less similar than if they have grown up together. Everything that happens to you in a given home over all these years appears to leave no permanent stamp on your personality or intellect".
 
 
 
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on July 3rd, 2015 03:11 am (UTC)
1) "Particular condition" in a child is a relatively rare thing.
It makes sense to make an exception in parenting to accommodate for that.

2) > before they are ready to try certain experiences.

Could you please give me an example of such situation?

> "Do as I say, not as I do"

That's a satire, isn't it?
Clean and soberanspa on July 3rd, 2015 03:17 am (UTC)
#2 - drinking alcohol, for example. Or, driving a car.. or, lifting heavy stuff.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on July 3rd, 2015 04:20 am (UTC)
I do teach by example:
I rarely drive, never drink alcohol and rarely lift heavy stuff.
So it's pretty much "Do as I do".

Why do you drink alcohol?