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Topic: How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning
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Alain Schremmer

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Re: Brightness Versus Intelligence. / Eastern Versus Western learning
Posted: Nov 21, 2012 2:49 PM
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On Nov 21, 2012, at 12:41 PM, Clyde Greeno @ MALEI wrote:

> It presently appears that anyone who is bright enough to effectively
> communicate in the English language [?? IQ rating = 80+??] also is
> bright enough to effectively function as a professional
> mathematician ... if duly educated through a curriculum that
> adequately accommodates such persons' potentials. [It now is certain
> that the "average" person uses less than 5% of inborn personal
> capacity for functional intelligence. Effective education in any
> particular arena of intelligence can greatly increase that
> percentage in that arena ... thereby enabling even the not-so-bright
> learner to "excel" in that arena.]

In short, if very few people can, say, run the 100m dash under 10
seconds, most everybody can walk. And, most everybody would seem to be
able to walk "all the way up to" Differential Calculus aka the
mathematics of change.

- --schremmer

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