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Is this the best place for a nature v. nurture debate?  If so, can we move on to angels and pinheads when you are finished?  

There are intelligent people; there are unintelligent people.  There are beautiful people; there are ugly people.  There are ambitious people; there are unambitious people.  How did they get that way?  The possibile exlanations and combinations of explanations are infinite.  All methods for measuring these charateristics are subjective.  And what is intelligence or beauty?  Are they totally subjective?  But then why is it clear to most people that Obama is intelligent and Bush is not?  We must agree on some basic qualifications, right?  

And surely we can all agree that a President should be intelligent.

Also - I test miserably.  

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Wed Nov 12th, 2008 at 12:47:32 PM EST
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I just thought I'd suggest that Obama's 130 score was more than enough to provide the basis for outstanding real-life performance, given such qualities as self-discipline, etc. - and look what happened ! Some would accuse me of trying to "hijack" the diary :-)

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Wed Nov 12th, 2008 at 12:57:13 PM EST
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