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  • Dr. Frances Ryan – Page 14 – freelance journalist and commentator
    always said it was my parent s fault Everything that is but to narrow it down specifically the failings of my brain The ruinous rejection from Cambridge and every stage of incompetence before and there after sits firmly on their shoulders though some comfort can be gained in that they didn t actually have a choice It was all in the genes Nature versus nurture is an old debate one regurgitated this week in a new study reminding us of the power of genes in how well we think genetic difference it was reinforced accounts for up to half of the variation between people in IQ That s one for Team Nature or perhaps a tie Flattened by the sense of inevitability that comes with talk of inheritance it s easy to lose sight of a glaring fact if half of how smart we are is down to genes half of it is not It s easy because it s convenient Placated with the proof that a child s ability is pre determined and fixed there is little reason to concern ourselves with the depths of deprivation that run through society and education We did not cause the inequality there is no chance to address it and things we can content the conscious with sit exactly as they should do It would be to grotesquely misuse these studies if we were to latch on to them to encourage a lack of social action to allow progress in genetic understanding to inhibit progress as a humane society Focusing on the passing down of IQ risks encouraging a comfort with the status quo a mindset of what fate seals us to and not what we can do Determinism quickly turns to acceptability and there is nothing in the pandemic of inequality that we should accept lightly Inequality exists We can think of it as an immovable plight dealt by an invisible hand or we can think of it as a stain largely created by man set out by society and therefore entirely open to change It isn t just genes that we inherit from our family after all but money support and aspiration vastly different levels depending on the luck of the draw They are social rather than biological constructs but like genetics ones to which we are born Each will help shape a child not only in the ability they show but the effort they make and what the depths of their mind tell them they can be The power of this type of familial inheritance is pervasive and too often exacerbated by entrenched educational disadvantage rather than improved by a fair system designed to equalize it Genetics and environment play together daily and we cannot ignore the way in which holding an advantage in one affects the other If we desire it addressing the vast inequalities in society will in turn start to address the vast inequalities that emerge in achievement If that is we desire it There is something about merit that presents a naturalness to inequality that would otherwise be seen as unjust that lets this cause of have and haves not reign not simply ignoring its effects but actively encouraging them to bloom Intelligence at the core is largely down to luck whether it stems from how rich our parents are in genes or in wealth and any part nature plays does not do so in isolation from the environment society creates It is a point that takes on different significance this week as talk of blame and causation seeps through the riot flames These events are far from as simple as a matter of intelligence taken separately from the necessity of education and the complexity of the origins of such destruction was not intended to be explored here There is an aching relevance though as a burnt society scrambles to make sense of anger and waste in convincing ourselves of comforting fairy tales that some are just born bad or that their lack of nurture is something only their parents had a hand in We do as we choose we achieve only what we strive for but we fool ourselves to suggest this is done in isolation that it is not us as a society that creates the conditions within which we each take our strides Only in acknowledging this can a mutual sense of responsibility be embraced and the vast gap in achievement between children and young people start to sufficiently be addressed No child is destined to fail and it would be truly stupid to convince ourselves they were Electronic democracy August 9 2011 December 2 2012 francesryan18 Leave a comment The people have spoken and they say Hang um hang um all or typed it this is the time of e petition politics you know Do not concern yourself with tiresome matters of ethics and human rights This is democracy at work nay in its finest form and we must thank the brains behind the concept giving state murder fans a voice at last for this modern day reimaging of Athenian democracy People have strong opinions and it does not serve democracy well if we ignore them or pretend that their views do not exist announced House of Commons leader Sir George Young last week in a back to basics lesson on how to be a political representative the humans you see when you fancy a trip to the constituency office are not in fact rented waifs and strays but your electorate and it is an idea to at least pretend you re listening when they talk Thanks to the launch of the site this tiresome ritual of communication is no longer even a necessity at least not face to face Index fingers can point furiously at a key board or to save energy see a petition one likes the look of nod angrily and simply type a name and a MP can now survey the results without ever needing to be in

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  • francesryan18 – Page 14 – Dr. Frances Ryan
    said it was my parent s fault Everything that is but to narrow it down specifically the failings of my brain The ruinous rejection from Cambridge and every stage of incompetence before and there after sits firmly on their shoulders though some comfort can be gained in that they didn t actually have a choice It was all in the genes Nature versus nurture is an old debate one regurgitated this week in a new study reminding us of the power of genes in how well we think genetic difference it was reinforced accounts for up to half of the variation between people in IQ That s one for Team Nature or perhaps a tie Flattened by the sense of inevitability that comes with talk of inheritance it s easy to lose sight of a glaring fact if half of how smart we are is down to genes half of it is not It s easy because it s convenient Placated with the proof that a child s ability is pre determined and fixed there is little reason to concern ourselves with the depths of deprivation that run through society and education We did not cause the inequality there is no chance to address it and things we can content the conscious with sit exactly as they should do It would be to grotesquely misuse these studies if we were to latch on to them to encourage a lack of social action to allow progress in genetic understanding to inhibit progress as a humane society Focusing on the passing down of IQ risks encouraging a comfort with the status quo a mindset of what fate seals us to and not what we can do Determinism quickly turns to acceptability and there is nothing in the pandemic of inequality that we should accept lightly Inequality exists We can think of it as an immovable plight dealt by an invisible hand or we can think of it as a stain largely created by man set out by society and therefore entirely open to change It isn t just genes that we inherit from our family after all but money support and aspiration vastly different levels depending on the luck of the draw They are social rather than biological constructs but like genetics ones to which we are born Each will help shape a child not only in the ability they show but the effort they make and what the depths of their mind tell them they can be The power of this type of familial inheritance is pervasive and too often exacerbated by entrenched educational disadvantage rather than improved by a fair system designed to equalize it Genetics and environment play together daily and we cannot ignore the way in which holding an advantage in one affects the other If we desire it addressing the vast inequalities in society will in turn start to address the vast inequalities that emerge in achievement If that is we desire it There is something about merit that presents a naturalness to inequality that would otherwise be seen as unjust that lets this cause of have and haves not reign not simply ignoring its effects but actively encouraging them to bloom Intelligence at the core is largely down to luck whether it stems from how rich our parents are in genes or in wealth and any part nature plays does not do so in isolation from the environment society creates It is a point that takes on different significance this week as talk of blame and causation seeps through the riot flames These events are far from as simple as a matter of intelligence taken separately from the necessity of education and the complexity of the origins of such destruction was not intended to be explored here There is an aching relevance though as a burnt society scrambles to make sense of anger and waste in convincing ourselves of comforting fairy tales that some are just born bad or that their lack of nurture is something only their parents had a hand in We do as we choose we achieve only what we strive for but we fool ourselves to suggest this is done in isolation that it is not us as a society that creates the conditions within which we each take our strides Only in acknowledging this can a mutual sense of responsibility be embraced and the vast gap in achievement between children and young people start to sufficiently be addressed No child is destined to fail and it would be truly stupid to convince ourselves they were Electronic democracy August 9 2011 December 2 2012 francesryan18 Leave a comment The people have spoken and they say Hang um hang um all or typed it this is the time of e petition politics you know Do not concern yourself with tiresome matters of ethics and human rights This is democracy at work nay in its finest form and we must thank the brains behind the concept giving state murder fans a voice at last for this modern day reimaging of Athenian democracy People have strong opinions and it does not serve democracy well if we ignore them or pretend that their views do not exist announced House of Commons leader Sir George Young last week in a back to basics lesson on how to be a political representative the humans you see when you fancy a trip to the constituency office are not in fact rented waifs and strays but your electorate and it is an idea to at least pretend you re listening when they talk Thanks to the launch of the site this tiresome ritual of communication is no longer even a necessity at least not face to face Index fingers can point furiously at a key board or to save energy see a petition one likes the look of nod angrily and simply type a name and a MP can now survey the results without ever needing to be in an

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