reply to post by Grant123
If you are politically incorrect, take a backbone out of petty cash...
Of course the point that genetics, and how it's expressed both at the physical and behavioural level, and how it controls peronality, is though
major, only one fractor. As mentioned neonatal exposure to cetain substances can have considerable effect on all aspects of developement. If if it
happens early in gestation, the impact on genetic structure is more likely. Later in gestation exposure to the effects of a given substance, the
fetus will react in a way to how one responds to a drug. That is with a drug the "cause and effect" we observe is at the biochemical level.
Your comment about the plasticity of the brain is of course correct. We need to adapt to events much faster during our lifetime. We have our own
personalized genetic "basic package" when were born. We need a faster ability to deal with a challenge, or something we have previously not
experienced. An example. Trying to solve a highly complex mathamatical problem, where some might expect you "add it up and get the result", requires
you to see the problem creatively. Though it's math, you need to look at the problem abstractly. If I change this, how does it effect that. If the
nature of an experience is strange enough, we have no frame of reference, we have a much more enhanced neurological response. We know when we try to
solve problems, are exposed to novel events, our intelligence as
in our abity to process information, and expand our perspective of how it affects us, is increased. Since the pattern of neurological activity in some
areas, is being modified all the time, perhaps when we experience that "ah ha!, now I get it" feeling, is the result of a new configuration being
experienced. To me when I think I understand something because of how it connects with everything else, or it's important due to it's implications,
thats a religous experience.
But the when the politcally correct crowd call's someone a heratic because they feel any discussion they are "invested in" goes against the party
line, they make themselves vulnerable to the very mind set they fear. Someone is considered pollitically incorrect, when don't accept the perspective
of the politically correct. To me the concept of politically correct or not, is judged by complying with ritualized manners. Behaviour that's judged
on that, driven by a "write and wrong way to act based on what other people see ", does not see true intenstions, or event's. Acting politically
correct does not reveal true motivations. Like in a country club, people follow the ritual to fit in. On the surface to casual observer, they see what
their supposed to see. But what's really going on maybe business deals, plots, mind games.
I'm not politically correct. I'm not interested if I follow a party line. Most important? Is it right or wrong.? Usually thats based on how it
affects others. I don't have a formula to figure that out. To quote Supreme Court Justice Potter Steven's, "I can't define pornography, but I know
it when I see it".