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The Genius in All of Us - Why Everything You've Been Told About Genetics, Talent and IQ Is Wrong-logo

The Genius in All of Us - Why Everything You've Been Told About Genetics, Talent and IQ Is Wrong

David Shenk

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With irresistibly persuasive vigor, David Shenk debunks the long-standing notion of genetic "giftedness," and presents dazzling new scientific research showing how greatness is in the reach of every individual. DNA does not make us who we are. "Forget everything you think you know about genes, talent, and intelligence," he writes. "In recent years, a mountain of scientific evidence has emerged suggesting a completely new paradigm: not talent scarcity, but latent talent abundance." Integrating cutting-edge research from a wide swath of disciplines-cognitive science, genetics, biology, child development-Shenk offers a highly optimistic new view of human potential. The problem isn't our inadequate genetic assets, but our inability, so far, to tap into what we already have. IQ testing and widespread acceptance of "innate" abilities have created an unnecessarily pessimistic view of humanity-and fostered much misdirected public policy, especially in education. The truth is much more exciting. Genes are not a "blueprint" that bless some with greatness and doom most of us to mediocrity or worse. Rather our individual destinies are a product of the complex interplay between genes and outside stimuli-a dynamic that we, as people and as parents, can influence. This is a revolutionary and optimistic message. We are not prisoners of our DNA. We all have the potential for greatness. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Deakins

Length:

5h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:27


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:31