With irresistibly persuasive vigor, David Shenk debunks the long-standing notion of genetic agiftedness, a and presents dazzling new scientific research showing how greatness is in the reach of every individual. DNA does not make us who we are. aForget everything you think you know about genes, talent, and intelligence, a he writes. aIn recent years, a mountain of scientific evidence has emerged suggesting a completely new paradigm: not talent scarcity, but latent talent abundance.a Integrating cutting-edge research from a wide swath of disciplinesacognitive science, genetics, biology, child developmentaShenk offers a highly optimistic new view of human potential. The problem isn't our inadequate genetic assets, but our inability, so far, to tap into what we already have. IQ testing and widespread acceptance of ainnatea abilities have created an unnecessarily pessimistic view of humanityaand fostered much misdirected public policy, especially in education. The truth is much more exciting. Genes are not a ablueprinta that bless some with greatness and doom most of us to mediocrity or worse. Rather our individual destinies are a product of the complex interplay between genes and outside stimuli-a dynamic that we, as people and as parents, can influence. This is a revolutionary and optimistic message. We are not prisoners of our DNA. We all have the potential for greatness. From the Trade Paperback edition.This is a revolutionary and optimistic message. We are not prisoners of our DNA. We all have the potential for greatness. From the Trade Paperback edition.
|Title||:||The Genius in All of Us|
|Publisher||:||Anchor - 2010-03-09|