Intelligence Is the Capacity of Term Paper

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Genetic factors are responsible for almost everything that establishes the core of a particular individual. Almost all diseases and abnormalities are the result of our genetic predisposition such autism, neurofibromatosis and other genetic diseases. There are instances wherein part of a person's immunity, susceptibility and resistance to some infectious diseases are inherited and form part of his genes.

Our character and personality effect our emotions and sensation and is part of our genetic heritage. Lethargy and laziness is frequently inherited factor and thus, determines the input and other resources available from our environment. A human being who is too tired and lazy to learn will not profit as much from education as a highly motivated individual with the same level of intelligence.

The quality of output of our brain is dependent on the quality of the input of the system. However, it is the brain, governed by our body and influenced by genetical factors, which determines the quality of input available to the processing unit. The quality and structure of our brain determines what information and details it will allow to enter our mind and what details it might reject before processing and making decision, thus deciding the level of intelligence applied.

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Bibliography:

Intelligence: Nature or Nurture (2006). Retrieved June 15, 2007 from http://www.rationality.net/intelligence.htm

Study ties genes, size of brain areas. Intelligence linked to quantity. (2001).

Retrieved June 16, 2007 at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f= / c/a/2001/11/05/MN155262.DTL&type=science

The American Journal of Psychiatry. (2007). Retrieved June 16, 2007 From http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi

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