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Jon McKee25-Jun-22 19:50
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BillWoodruff30-Jun-22 20:01
mveBillWoodruff30-Jun-22 20:01 
honey the codewitch wrote:
Our brains learn math in a similar way as we learn to catch a ball.
That's a fascinating analogy, but, one i question if applied broadly.

Some people are born with almost god-like innate talents for math, music, etc. For them, the savants, the geniuses, even some aspgbergerians (?), i think the analogy holds.

But, for most folks, i see no comparison of learning math and other higher-level cognitive skills with homo saps' remarkable innate perceptual and motor-coordination skills.

Language acquisition and visual pattern recognition are other built-in achievements of the millenia of evolution that resulted in a brain that consumes 15% of the oxygen we use, a brain whose value was so great that the "price"of frequent death in childbirth was "paid" by countless generations.

cheers, Bill
«The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled» Plutarch

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