Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/17

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Knowledge, ability to learn and Intelligence
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 12:43:21 -0700
References: <DC1F47F8EE84D311A2960008C73318C108B086@EX-EC-QUITO>

"Birkey, Duane" wrote:
> Bernard wrote:
> You are confusing things. Intelligence is the ability to learn. Skill is
> only
> experience. More intelligent people need less experience to acquire skills.
> Therefore your lawyer will need much less time to acquire the skills of your
> postman, than it took your presumably low-IQ postman to acquire them.
> Lawyers, Doctors, Dentists, Engineers and PHD's have more education and
> knowledge in their fields and in some cases will score higher on IQ
> tests..... but that does not mean they have a greater ability to learn
> quickly nor make them more intelligent than those who don't, if that is your
> definition of it.
> Duane

I think there are two reasons why people choose a career, a major course of endeavor:
1. They are a natural at it. It is so easy for them it almost bores them.
2. They have a profound fascination for it. Why? Because they have NO aptitude
for it whatsoever!
	So they spend a week turning out something that takes the natural an hour. And
that does not stop them in the least! 
And whose result is better is a toss-up! The #2 person might end up with a
better technique! They might certainly try harder and not settle on the first
thing that comes out!
Mark Rabiner

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