has culture beat out biology?
Our culture teaches us that we are all created equal, and it is a principle that the majority of us endeavor to live by. Yet is that true? We are all different in that some of us are stronger, smarter, better looking, etc. Perhaps it is more accurate to say we are all deserving of equal opportunity, but we are not all equals.
Culture seems to be slowly erasing biological imperatives. It isn't the strongest person best seen more fit to survive these days, but the smartest and how soon before cloning erases the need for reproduction?
I think biology is, of course, still incredibly relevant, but is culture gaining ground?
The ability to speak clearly, succinctly, and powerfully is easier than you think
The ability to communicate effectively can make or break a person's assessment of your intelligence, competence, and authenticity.
The results come from a 15-year study that used ultrasound scans to track blood vessels in middle-aged adults starting in 2002.
- The study measured the stiffness of blood vessels in middle-aged patients over time.
- Stiff blood vessels can lead to the destruction of delicate blood vessels in the brain, which can contribute to cognitive decline.
- The scans could someday become a widely used tool to identify people at high risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's.
What defines a dark horse? The all-important decision to pursue fulfillment and excellence.
When we first set the Dark Horse Project in motion, fulfillment was the last thing on our minds. We were hoping to uncover specific and possibly idiosyncratic study methods, learning techniques, and rehearsal regimes that dark horses used to attain excellence. Our training made us resistant to ambiguous variables that were difficult to quantify, and personal fulfillment seemed downright foggy. But our training also taught us never to ignore the evidence, no matter how much it violated our expectations.
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