Re: Uploading with current technology

From: Gordon Worley (
Date: Tue Dec 10 2002 - 18:01:17 MST

On Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at 07:44 PM, John Robb wrote:

> 3) Hard work often trumps IQ. In my experience, it is a 80/20 split in
> favor of hard work.

Hard work is important, but there are some mental skills necessary to
accomplish certain tasks. For example, you can't do algebra (well,
anyway) until you are able to intuitively understand the abstraction of
a variable. No amount of hard work will help you solve for x in a
complex system of equations if you still aren't comfortable working
with variables. The American education system generally doesn't teach
algebra until you are mentally developed enough to understand
variables, but if you ever encountered it at a young age, there's a
good chance you were completely lost because variable was an idea you
couldn't get a grasp on.

Gordon Worley                          "Man will become better when                 you show him what he is like."                                --Anton Chekhov
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