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December 22, 2015


Intelligence genes discovered by scientists

(Thanks to coscolo)


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They liken the gene network to a football team. When all the players are in the right positions, the brain appears to function optimally, leading to clarity of thought and what we think of as quickness or cleverness.

I love the football team analogy here because we've all seen a really great team succeed when "all the players are in the right positions." Try not to think about bad refereeing, bad tempers, bad coaching decisions, etc. Let's just agree because they're scientists and this was their best analogy.

However when the genes are mutated or in the wrong order, it can lead to dullness of thinking, or even serious cognitive impairments.

And that explains Roger Goodell.

Intelligence is only one part of optimal brain function. Intelligent people can make very stupid decisions and statements.

e.g. the Republican clown car


I agree with Ralph. Intelligence and common sense are two different things. I've known several very intelligent people but their social skills were deplorable.

But it doesn't quite explain the NFL, does it?

"If I wear those genes, will it make me look fat?"

What do you have against those genes? If you send the "intelligence genes" to Washington, they will die lonely and depressed.

Are there also stupid genes ? See if you can get a sample of Trumps brain tissue.

I got too fat for my intelligence genes

That's going to be a real challenge Clankie. First of all, where will you start to look? And then, if you hit the right spot, how will you get a microscope in there? We're gonna need more vaseline...

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