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What I've been thinking about...

Robert Sapolsky
"What's the Intelligence Gene?"
Are Humans Just Another Primate?

"Take a chimp brain foetally, and let it run a two or three more rounds of divisions, and instead you get a human brain, and out come symphonies and ideologies, and hopscotch…"

Robert Sapolsky answers the question “what genes that we know of account for the superior powers of the human brain?”.  His deft, funny, 3 minute answer is an excerpt from his talk entitled “Are humans just another primate?”.  Watch the full lecture on youtube, or check out my other excerpts.

His surprising conclusion:

"…with enough quantity, you invent quality."