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Is a genius born or made?

By genius i mean like einstein or someone.

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4 points

If you think that anyone can become a genius through hard work, practice, etc. Why the majority of people aren't genius? We are too stupid? Huh? This is a natural talent and you can not deny it.

Side: born
2 points

Haha, I totally agree with you. Although It's an innate ability people of that category must practice there skills in order to be the best.

Side: born
zephyr20x6(2387) Disputed
2 points

just because it takes hard work does not mean everybody can do it. I do believe that there are natural born factors but I do think that those natural born factors are useless on thier own. everybody or at least most people are capable of doing something amazing, its about figuring out who you are and what you are capable of, and then doing what only the minority can do, work at it. I do not believe that the majority of people on this planet are hard working enough to outshine everyone else in society, if you truly believe that, then you are very foolish. the most accomplishing things are usually the hardest things to do. the reason einstein is one of the smartest man in history is because there wasn't anyone else as smart as him, and yes he has a natural talent for it as he thought in ways others didn't probably (although he was diagnosed retarded, failed algebra, and considered stupid before everyone knew he was a genius). look at it this way, no matter what everyone won't be a genius because all of humanity will never ever in history, do equally as well at the same time. there will always be people smarter or people dumber, people stronger and people weaker and thats both natural AND environment.

Side: Made
Axmeister(4320) Disputed
1 point

If a child studies hard, they're more likely to succeed than those who don't Many children nowadays don't seem to understand that school is for learning things. Many treat it as a place to establish a position in social hierarchy, and thus they spend too much time being "cool" and fail at life.

Side: Made
3 points

It is a mixture of both birth and upbringing. One is born with his IQ and that is something that, no matter how wealthy or nice or studious you are, simply won't go up. So, if you're born with an IQ of 160, there is no guarantee you'll be smart, but rather a better chance to find success in "becoming" smart. Therefore, I'd say a genius is one who is both born with that quality within him and who utilizes it to its full advantage.

Side: born
2 points

Totally disagree with you, I think that this kind of people are born with a special talent, they learn something much faster and easier than other. Although i support this point of view, I can't deny the fact that this talent must be developing

Side: born
1 point

They just can't get it through experience, "genius" is a person with an innate ability, it should be developed in the future through practice, wish, aims and other factors, but you need to be born as a genius!!!!!!!!!!

Side: born

This is hard question and doesn't really have an authoritative answer, if pressed however i would immediately say that genius is born, or acquired through a similar process of inception.

Side: born

A genius is born, one cannot raise a genius. The trick is for those that see beyond what is, to be recognized. Society is very stubborn when it comes to change (National Health care, acceptance that the world is round, that man landed on the moon, etc.) These kinds of things are shrugged off and so are the people that inspired these kind of things.

At one point in history one was deemed a genius if you exceeded in your field. Today you have to be appointed to a position to be deemed one.

“A poor man wise is like a sacred book that’s never read. To himself he lives, to all others seems died. This age thinks more of a gilded fool, than a thread bare saint in wisdom’s school.” Thomas Dekker

Side: born
1 point

There's no question that brilliance can be inherent. If a genius is defined with a vast amount of knowledge, then I guess one would need to be overly exposed to encyclopedias and such. However, I think being a genius has more to do with one's capability to learn, adapt, and be creative.

There are so many that work extremely hard and study continually that wouldn't be considered geniuses. There needs to be some kind of inherent gift for learning in order for one to become a genius. Obviously, if you are isolated from teachings and important resources, it's hard to become a genius. But I think if everyone was taught and learned exactly the same way with the same subjects and material from when they were born, the natural geniuses would become apparent.

Side: born
1 point

By definition, a genius is someone with a high IQ. This is an inherited factor. Therefore a genius is "born".

It's what a person does with their intelligence that matters.Every person has something to contribute in life.

I have seen a lot of highly intelligent people that have no common sense, nor a well-balanced personality. I place more importance on the latter.

Side: born
2 points

Made/born. Take a human and throw them onto a deserted island. What will happen? Will they become a genius? Possibly in their environment they will learn to cope, but will they do the things that we are capable of doing? No. You first have to be exposed to it, so half made half born I say.

Side: Made and Born

i think that a genius is made. They are inspired by many things around them, they get knowledge from different sources. They just use it in a different way as many people.

Side: Made
1 point

If you think they are born, how can they refine and hone their specialty if they're not taught? Even the genius "Einstein" had to go to school. Yes, they may had faster learning abilities. However, even a genius will go to waste if they had no proper teaching. What i want to point : Yes, they are some bornt geniuses, those who can surpasses average human intelligent and abilities. However, if they had no proper teaching, all that talent and intellect would all gone to nothing.

Side: Made
1 point

A genius is made because you can't be born a genius you have to work at it to be a genius. Like being good at math you have to practice and work on it until you get it.

Side: Made
1 point

If you will be practicing for example math until you get it, you will become a great mathematic, but not a genius in math.

Side: Made
garry77777(1794) Disputed
1 point

"If you will be practicing for example math until you get it, you will become a great mathematic, but not a genius in math."

You won't even get that far, people are restricted by their IQ, at least when applied to the intelligences emasured in IQ tests, this is a fact, not that you can't improve your abilities with practice but you can only play with the hand you are dealt.

Side: Made
1 point

actually, some people born a genious, nevertheless it does not mean that people can not be a genious. only human experience and hard working can make a man genious.

Side: Made
klim07(64) Disputed
1 point

let's take an example of C. Ronaldo, yes he was practicing much and was really hard-working, but do you really think that he could get as high as he is now without having a predisposition to football? So you mean that, If I practice much on football i would be a good player as he is? Of corse no.

Side: born
garry77777(1794) Disputed
1 point

"let's take an example of C. Ronaldo"

He is not a genius.

Side: Made
Liber(1730) Disputed
1 point

nevertheless it does not mean that people can not be a genious.

Not true. If that were so, we'd have had far more geniuses throughout our history.

only human experience and hard working can make a man genious.

I won't deny that in many cases hard work may have to be involved, but hard work is not the only prerequisite.

Side: born
1 point

You can teach an idiot to be smart. You can't keep a born genius smart if they don't learn.

Side: Made
klim07(64) Disputed
1 point

You can teach an idiot to be smart, but you can't teach him how to be a genius. No one says that they should just rely on their talent, of corse they must practice. But you can't become a genius eventually. There's must be a spark in them.

Side: born
Bobbeh(51) Disputed
1 point

In my non-important opinion, everyone has a 'spark' of sorts. Some of them are just more apparent than others, and some of them are suppressed.

Side: Made
Troy8(2431) Disputed
1 point

But by definition an idiot is a dumb person. They wouldn't be an idiot if they could become smart. Being dumb is a permanent condition. You seem to be confusing brilliancy with simply a knowledge of a vast amount of things.

Side: born
1 point

I take the view that genius people can be made. initially parents should determine strength sides of children and develop them. In childhood they can get more knowledge and find new informative things to open your outlook!

Side: Made
1 point

I think that genius only can making by yourself. As Thomas Edison said that genius it is one percent of talant and 99% of labor or hardworking.I am absolutely support his phrace about genius

Side: Made
klim07(64) Disputed
1 point

Okay, I'm giving up. There's no point in arguing with you guys, I'll remain with my own opinion.

Side: born
1 point

Even if you are talented from childhood and we do not use it fully , so it means that you are looser replace genius.

Side: Made
1 point

Every person is individuality and have some ability to achieve almost any goals,purposes!

Side: Made
Liber(1730) Disputed
1 point

That is a very modern viewpoint, perhaps most notable simply because it is downright false.

Every person is an individual, but being an individual does not mean that one has the capacity for any level of greatness. Take Ignatius Donnelly, for instance.

Side: born
1 point

Great people is making in hard situations and conditions when they were must make unusual decision,in these times talanted people could persuade us that they are genius.

Side: Made
1 point

Even the genius "Einstein" had to go to school. Yes, they may had faster learning abilities. However, even a genius will go to waste if they had no proper teaching.

Side: Made
1 point

Usually talants are showing during whole life as surprise for us in unsuitable time. This talants must used by us totally,fully!

Side: Made

I believe a genius is made, reason, Albert Einstein, he was diagnosed mentally retarded, (although we know now that is not the case) failed algebra and actually contrary to popular belief not that good of a mathematician, it wasn't untill someone started to compete with him to steal his theory did he learn how to do the math for his own theory, he needed more motivation and even then his spouse helped him, as smart as he was. he had his own talents that helped him, and that he needed to develop himself in order to reach his accomplishments. to think he didn't have to work at all for what he did I have to say is very foolish.

Side: Made
1 point

everybodys brain grows. so say you didnt try you wouldnt be a genius it takes practice! i believe everybody has the same IQ level give and take but only some take advantage of your growing brains there fore becoming geniuses. i think it also has to do with what family you are in. say your family doesnt care what you are doing what your grade is.. you wont try. but if your parents want you to do better you will!!!

Side: Made

Geniuses are made from 90% sweat. Which is why they stink ;)

Side: Made
1 point

Everyone is a genius. This statement is logically efficient. Sex hormones affect different types of intelligence, but types of intelligences differs for each individual because no two people have exact same ratios of sex hormones. Nonetheless, everyone is equally intelligent. Some people just cannot seem to obtain the opportunity to excercise and express their intelligences,because their environment does not foster the types of intelligences that they specialize in. However, everyone can actually increase the efficiency of the type of intelligences that they specialize in. They can do this by adjusting their mentality and ennvironmental conditions to a level that is suitable for them, and thus increasing productivity of the brain. Brain cells are indispensable, and automatcally absorb and utilize sex hormones. Alzeimers is caused by a deficiency of sex hormones altogether. Damage to the DNA affects the productivity of sex glands.

Side: Made
WhyAsKWhy(23) Disputed
1 point

If everyone were a genius or equally intelligent. Why was Einstein the only one who can prove Newton wrong after so many centuries while other great scientist fail to notice it? Why was there even entry examinations? Why was there so many " gifted " schools around the world? It's not a matter of hormones or anything else, its only pure good genes which some are lucky enough to pick up before they were born. I think you know i'm right eventually~

Side: born
1 point

Truly, I think it is based off of talent and situation but, even Einstein would have become just another "commoner" under different circumstances. You can't expect someone to just be born and suddenly is "better" than others.

Side: Made
1 point

growing body of research suggests that, far from being innate, genius is something one can learn, primarily through sheer hard work and determinationOf course, a strong correlation exists between IQ and achievement. Nevertheless, research suggests that the proportion of people with IQs in the top 1% of the population that actually achieve greatness in any given field is surprisingly low.

A study of adult graduates from New York City’s Hunter College elementary school – which only admits people with IQs above 130 (ruling out almost 99% of the population) – backs this up.

Although the graduates were successful in their lives, Rena Subotnik, a research psychologist at the American Psychologist Association, noted that “there were no superstars, no Pulitzer Prize or MacArthur Award winners, and only one or two familiar names”.

Side: Made

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” Calvin Coolidge

Side: Made
1 point

We are all born as empty-headed, clueless and dumb babies. Then we observe, experience and learn the things around us and develop a personality and a mind.

Side: Made
1 point

I think a genius is made because we learn from everything we know. Everyone have knowledge of things because we learn them. When a person is born, they have no knowledge of what they are doing. Like newborns putting they're mouth on dirty objects because they don't know its dirty. Therefore, we learn it first before we do it again or know anything.

Side: Made
1 point

I think that there is a strong aspect of both involved. People with stronger academic genetics are more likely to succeed but there are reasons some schools do better than others. There are also reasons that so many people who work for the English Government have gone to good schools. It is because good schools make people 'geniuses' and they don't just rely on someone being naturally clever.

I think that both are involved but genetics play a slightly smaller role in this case than the environment.

Side: Made and Born
1 point

Look... It is a fact that Einstein was a born Genius. So were many others. A lot of them carry it in the genes. And some don't. But, that does not mean that they cant be made something out of it. They can. Especially by making them geniuses in their fields. Be it math, history, literature, communication, arts and crafts or just a simple make up artist. It is you who can make yourself a genius.

''The seed of achievment lies in the Human Mind''- Sudha Chandran.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudha_Chandran#Early_life_and_education

Side: Made