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Genius is in the environment, not the genes

Today's Guardian has an interesting interview with David Shenk, on his new book and views about genuis and talent. Shenk asserts that we need to get away from the myth that people are born with exceptional talents and look more at the environmental conditions of genuis. According to Shenk even the likes of Mozart can be explained by the environment he grew up in.

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