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The Inheritance of Intelligence, and its Implications
May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
This talk will address that most important of all human abilities: the ability to think and reason, which we usually refer to as intelligence. Our intelligence sets us apart from all other life-forms and although some animals do show intelligence, it has not been found to the same extent as it appears in humans. Professor Turner will make the case that individual humans differ in their intelligence, that these differences are largely inherited, and that intelligence is a major determinant of life’s outcomes. He will present the new research findings that have identified differences in our genes that determine these differences in our intelligence. Professor Turner will make the case this new knowledge will have powerful influences upon our capacity to discriminate between individuals, which could be used for both good and bad, and which requires very careful scrutiny at a very early stage – such as now.