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>Put another way, these studies investigate how the degree of environmental
>openness/closure in the early stages, effects future creativity and
>academic ability ie our ability to change ie to learn.
And what were their conclusions, if any?
Being born 'original' is a hefty claim, and not with problems. It more
seems (to me, in my pyrrhonist way) that we have blank slates of
predetermined size and position, but, blank nonetheless, waiting to be
filled, both with factual evidence-based (scientific) content and with
socio-cultural (memetic) content, if with anything at all.
The fact that a fundamentalist can tie his own shoelaces (and fly a jet)
is of concern to the pacific humanist and the intended victims of his
enmity, but it is also a concern to the ethical secular humanist that
those memetic voids were filled with hateful dreck in the first place-
thus my claim that religious indoctrination and teaching (and certainly
fundamentalism of any stripe) is largely an abuse of children.
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