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Are Some Parts Of Children's Intelligence Mature?

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Posted by Mikey Pearson on July 31, 2003 18:10:09 UTC

Hi.
Brought this up from below where I had misposted it.
I pose a question because you're on this theme.
It might be too difficult but it sounds as if you have some depth here and I wish to read more of your thought. Don't give away the store, in case you want to write a book, but how about a sample?

That was egarding these statements by Mike Levine:
"The great truth is that we know very little but think we know a lot.
"...any child is far more intelligent than any adult. Yet adults have something which children miserably lack, and that could be described as some sort of lack of self-confidence, some sort of nagging feeling about everything, some sort of existential melancholy even. Hence skepticism and cynicism, two bitter tastes you acquire when you grow up.
"As an adult however, I can't help appreciate what I am. When I compare my cynic self with the hopelessly self-confident child I once was, I think I'm much the better for having put away childish things"

Previously, in response to the following, you wrote the part in italics at http://www.astronomy.net/forums/god/messages/28482.shtml
I'm (not) quite the same person I was when I was eight years old in this life.

M.L.
It's too bad the kid died, for he seemed quite bright. Hopefully he carried little karma to his next life?

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