Re: Pretty much.

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Posted by C2FThom at on January 16, 2004 at 12:58:43:

In Reply to: Pretty much. posted by Übermenschİ on January 16, 2004 at 12:50:50:

: And what are all those? Recognizing patterns. Patterns in shapes, numbers, behaviors, etc. Logical reasoning, be it conscious or unconscious. I have very little respect for "book smarts" which is simply the ability to regurgitate facts.

Well exactly. And those are all forms of pattern recognition that people in very very different fields can exhibit.

: : So really, when you admit that a lawyer could out-debate an MD, you're bringing attention to the fact that the lawyer's interpersonal intelligence is probably greater than the MD's.

: I really doubt a lawyer could outdebate a doctor. In a courtroom perhaps because law is an odious subject, but generally a lawyer wouldn't perform any better.

It depends on the content and the format of the debate, but really I was just correcting the semantics of the argument the previous poster was making.

: : There are simply different areas of aptitudes. Trying to weigh those areas in importance is a subjective matter.

: I'll buy that statement.

Ok then. :)

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