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What I've always found "interesting" is that there's no problem about saying something like a child inherited their parents musical ability, athletic ability, &etc., but as soon as one considers intelligence, there's the fear of all 'ell breakin' loose.
If various other mammals can be bread for personality traits (dogs for ferocity), then how could one exclude humans from husbandry?
Certainly, environment can have something to do with it. Probably a lot. Culture, as well, as that will result in self-imposed rigor in certain types of skills (mental and/or physical).
Separating these . . . that's the tricky part. Coincidence, Correlation, and Cause-and-Effect. This trio effectively birthed Disraeli's "Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics."
Statistically, being born is a fatal affliction.
As for me? Per the initial message of this thread, I'm putting out my shingle to make some big bucks supplying stud service.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein
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Nah, Billy Goat Gruff won't have any effect on 'em.
You need something that dissolves pressed meat products...
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I remember a brief conversation we had about BK Precision instruments. I was wondering if you can help. Having to rewrite this software (don't get me started on it!) I have the BK Precision 1823A Frequency Counter working. The BK Precision 5491B Multi-meter is being the pain. I can't seem to get the thing to appear as a Com Port, I have tried to download all of the drivers that I can. I can't seem to get the thing to see it even as an unknown device.
Back To Basics I go!
Close down the Bat Signal! I have solved it a broken cable!!
The problem with me is that I put stuff in special places where I won't forget where they are but I get so many of these special places and my memory queue is so short that I can't find stuff unless it's in the last few nodes of the queue and that usually is not the case. Getting old sucks!