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Posted by: Piper on January 19, 19100 at 01:45:35:

In Reply to: And, then, there's NO ability posted by Stoller on January 19, 19100 at 00:35:32:

: : Nearly all ability is acquired, if we could really, really remove that we'd see innate ability is very small.

: But as Adam Smith observed, the social division of labor PREVENTS acquired ability from emerging---and it is expressly YOUR view that the social division of labor should be PRESERVED, otherwise you'd be in favor of job rotation (which, to your horror, expects your participation in some of the work those without 'acquired' skills have to do all the time).

: BTW, your comment about homosexuality being 'sick': not too progressive there, Lark. Wouldn't your 'great socialist' hero Oscar Wilde be a tad disappointed?

Ok, as i understood it it was a matter of debate whether ability was natural or acquired through the environment. Ie still seeking resolution. Has there been some great leap forward in psychological 'science' that i am not aware of that establishes innate ability as minimal?

References Please!!

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