Human Intelligence: Nature or Nurture?

IT HAS BEEN A DEBATE for more than a century, on whether our intelligence was inherited by nature or acquired through nurture. It is an argument between the Principles of Psychology and Sociology and the meticulous studies of Science. Intelligence is the capacity of our rational mind to consolidate and evaluate external stimuli by integrating sensory input with our memory and our programming.
            More than a century ago, Sir Francis Galton, a scientist who began studying the role of genes in intelligence, theorized that parents transferred intelligence to their children, who in turn passed these intelligent-boosting genes down to their offspring. Science Daily, on one of their articles, said that our brain structure is considerable under genetic influence.
             On 1979, a professor of University of Minnesota, Thomas Bouchard, conducted a study through IQ testing about twins separated from their biological parents and adopted children to their foster parents. Then, he found out that intelligence was being passed genetically and the correlation of the adopted children to their foster parent is zero percent.  Daniels, Devlin and Roeder (1997) and Matt Ridley conducted several studies and concluded that heritability can account for 48% of the variation in IQ.
            In the field of Psychology and Sociology, they believed that intelligence is being affected by the environment. Herrnstein and Murray (1994) on their Bell Curve Experiment found out that people from different part of the world have different IQ due to their difference in their environment. These two psychologists also concluded that intelligence is being affected by their socioeconomic status. They also said that education really affects one’s intellectual capacity, that a person who goes to school has a higher IQ compare to those who don’t. Lastly, that intelligence is also affected by the person’s occupation, as they concluded that those persons whose jobs exert less skill constitute a lesser IQ.
     
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Advantage ! As A Students , YouThs .. and Daughter .. We should have an curfew hour .. to avoild trouble in the midnight .. and to decipline our self ... and we should obey our parents / guardians or relatives about curfew hour .. because . all of their rules .. must be better for as ... Thanks ! And GOD BLESS !! =)

Advantage ! as a students , youths , and daughter .. we should have an curfew hour .. to decipline our self and .. we should obey our curfew hour because .. all this is better for us ! and our parents must be know .. what is better for us .. so .. we should obey their rules .... thanks and GOD BLESs !

i agree to her .. as what she said a while ago .. we shoul ..also have an curfew hour .. to avoild trouble !

you're right because if the teenagers follow the curfew their parents are not worrying in their son or daughter...

i believe in nature beacue nature broades sense and it is equivalent in our nature and world .

for me nurture, becaused many student's are addicted To many bad temper of student study... so that they will not focus to study hard... if we think correctly.... plz comment iF correct.!!! :((

NATURE bec.there are many poor people but they are smart, 20-VOLTAIRE

i think nurture because all of doctors,teacher, and other propessionals always recommended to eat nutrition food to had a healthy mind so you can easily study and think

i think nurture because all of doctors,teacher, and other propessionals always recommended to eat nutrition food to had a healthy mind so you can easily study and think

Nature or Nurture? both. Nature influenced us since we began to grow or since we began to develop. Nature also determines us our energy or potential to do cooperative things or responsibilties in or daily living in our environment. to gain our Human Intelligence or our vocabulary we also need to learn more in every chapter of our daily lives, to FEED and PROTECT our mind or to nurture it that helps us to show who we really are as a human.

Nature or Nurture? both. Nature influenced us since we began to grow or since we began to develop. Nature also determines us our energy or potential to do cooperative things or responsibilties in or daily living in our environment. to gain our Human Intelligence or our vocabulary we also need to learn more in every chapter of our daily lives, to FEED and PROTECT our mind or to nurture it that helps us to show who we really are as a human.

i think nature cause there are some family that they dont have enough money ,but they have intelligent son / daugther because of the genes of the mother and father or both

nature,because some poor family had a bright daugther or son because of that thats why i think it is nature

For me, human intelligence is a product of nature. Why? because "nature" is the order, organization and life vitality of all form. It is accurate to say that nature plays a key role in the intelligence of all life, all form.I believe that nature intelligence is beyond the human brain And it is refers to all the evolutionary factors that have shaped the genetics that we have inherited from our parents and ancestors.

For me, intelligence is a product of nature because I believe that a person can maintains his mental ability solely based on what he is born with genetically.

For me, intelligence is a product of nurture. all the things we know are influenced since we begin to develop, from the moment we were conceived. It affects the ways that our human potential is actualized, being helped or hindered by good or bad environmental inputs. :)

i think it is both nature and nurture.

well for me it's both nature and nurture .. although intelligence was being passed genetically .. if we socialized more often times , our knowledge somewhat change depending on the society/group we associate with ...

For me, intelligence is a product of nature and also, nurture. The both sides have a point and I believe that these two helps an individual to develop and improve his or her intelligence. Intelligence is sometimes nature and nurture. Genetically, it can be inherited to our parents. However, it can be nurtured too, through proper nutrition, exposure and training.

For me, intelligence is a product of nature and also, nurture. The both sides have a point and I believe that these two helps an individual to develop and improve his or her intelligence. Intelligence is sometimes nature and nurture. Genetically, it can be inherited to our parents. However, it can be nurtured too, through proper nutrition, exposure and training.

For me it's a Nurture because even if your parents have a high intellect if you are not interested to learn, if you can't developed your skills or whatever and if you are not a healthy mind it is worthless, it is not working.

For me, we inherited our intelligence both nature and nurture. Simply because, Nature gives us inborn abilities and traits; where nurture takes these genetic abilities and shapes them as we learn and mature.

All aspects of human behavior are the product of Nature and Nurture because people can get their skills or ability by that. It is always depend to people on how they are using their intelligence. Intelligence is within the human being, it's in his nature. Nature is trying intelligence as a strategy for survival. Sometimes, our behavioral aspects originate only from the environmental factors of our upbringing.

human intelligence is an absolute "by nature"... highest form by far amongst earth's inhabitants upon creation..... intelligence when nurtured becomes a habit of skills .........hoaned thru the abilities of consistency and determination to act and formulate logic in accordance to their purpose......

human intelligence is an absolute "by nature"... highest form by far amongst earth's inhabitants upon creation..... intelligence when nurtured becomes a habit of skills .........hoaned thru the abilities of consistency and determination to act and formulate logic in accordance to their purpose......

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We are born not knowing yet that the solar system has 8 planets, that 1 added to 1 is 2, that children is the plural form of child. Our parents being smart doesn't make us smart as well without studying. We learn these things as we grow, thus, intelligence is being affected by our environment.

hmm.. I think it's a nature and nurture because it depends on the people on how to manage their ability or skills.

Nature influenced us since we began to grow or since we began to develop. Its also determines us our energy or potential to do cooperative things or responsibilities in or daily living in our environment. to gain our Human Intelligence or our vocabulary we also need to learn more in every chapter of our daily lives, to FEED and PROTECT our mind or to nurture it that helps us to show who we really are as a human.Intelligence is within the human being, it's in his nature. Nature is trying intelligence as a strategy for survival. Sometimes, our behavioral aspects originate only from the environmental factors of our upbringing.

For me, human intelligence is NURTURE because all of us have our own goals and dreams, because of this, we are studying hard to achieve it. Maybe NATURE have its own point but I think NURTURE is the best.

For me both, and sometimes it depends. Nature because it is based on the genes of the parents. It may be inherited from them. But what's the sense/use of intelligence if that person will not use that properly, like socializing with others or even don't study? Then that intelligence will not be worthy at all. And Nurture because even though a certain person doesn't have that high intelligence, it may be formed through Nurturing.

It can be Nature or Nurture.

It can be Nature or Nurture.

I agree with both nature and nurture. But for me, it is by nature. Because I believe that intelligence is hereditary.

I agree that it is through nurturing. One of my good example of this are the scientists. Look at them, they were nurtured through their experiments and of through their readings.

I do agree of what John De leon stated, it is more into Nurture. Both sides have its own point but Nurture is the best because we live with influences of individuals that we adopt in our environment.

I'm into NURTURE because I believe that people think and behave in certain ways because they are taught to do so.

Even both sides have their own point of views, I believe in NURTURE. Our intelligence only depends on our surroundings, even though our intelligence is heredity transmitted, surroundings can affect it.

For me, BOTH kase kapag Nurture nade-develop yung intelligence 'ta as a human while Nature, naa-adopt 'ta sa environment/pakikipagsalamuha natin sa ibang tao na nakaka-tulong sa atin. Nasa sa atin na yan kung ano ang paniniwalaan 'ta.

For me, Both Nature and Nurture,Because I believe that some sort of Human Intelligence is came from our genetics.When we was born we don't know that we have a complex mix of some sorts of genetic potentials for excellence in various aspects of human life,and this potential develops through our environment and through Nurturing process.

Naniniwala ako sa nature intelligence pero MAS naniniwala ako sa nurture intelligence. Sa nature intelligence kasi limitado lang. For example kung yung family is magaling in terms of music pero lumaki siya sa surroundings na walang pursue o encourage sa music tingin ko walang mangyayari. Para sakin ang human intelligence ay by nurture. Kasi madaming aspects para maging matalino ang isang tao by nurture. For example, sa mga pagkain na kinakain natin pwede yun makatulong sa pag-enhance ng IQ. Good diet and exercise, it may help for the development of a healthy brain. At sa mga tao na nakakasalamuha natin na kung saan nakakapagbigay ng aral at experience. Naniniwala kasi ako na "there is no single human potential. We all have unique potentials."

In my own opinion I'd say that genes are more important than environment. Everyone's exposed to pretty similar environments (with rare exceptions like abuse and neglect), but not everyone has the same genes. Yes for NATURE

Nature ako. Kasi kahit naman madaming aspects and kahit na mag-aral ka ng mabuti kung hanggang dun lang talaga kaya ng brain mo, hanggang dun lang talaga. Atsaka iba pa rin yung namamana mo yung intelligence ng parents mo. Hindi mo kailangang magpaka Trying hard.

for me its both because intelligence can be inherited and developed

for me both nature and nurture coz nature are the traits you naturally have and depende na lang sayo kung pano ka makibagay sa environment mo for good or for worst.

for me its both because intelligence can be inherited and developed

For me it's Nurture. Kasi walang permanente sa mundo. Lahat nagbabago, lahat pwede matutununan. We have always learning and changing. but she's right because we started in nature and we just nurture in our environment..

para sakin NURTURE, kasi from the start pa lng wala pa talaga tayong alam eh, pero sa pag-tanda natin dun pa lang natin siya nanu-nurture, hanggang sa pagtanda...

For me intelligence is both nature and nurture. When a kid inherit the gift of intelligence from his/her offspring but a kid is not practicing it therefore it would be useless. On the other hand once a kid don't have that gift but he/she's trying to nurture it actually he can but not to the extent. Therefore nature and nurture must go hand in hand.

For me intelligence is both nature and nurture. When a kid inherit the gift of intelligence from his/her offspring but a kid is not practicing it therefore it would be useless. On the other hand once a kid don't have that gift but he/she's trying to nurture it actually he can but not to the extent. Therefore nature and nurture must go hand in hand.

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