How can people who are spawned from the same parents have such radically different levels of intelligence (perceived, anyway, since it’s not like I’m handing out IQ tests)?
Example - my boyfriend is very intelligent, a computer guru, philosophical debate-meister, and all around fun guy. His younger sister and brother, however, could share a box of rocks between them. They all went to the same school in a small district and even had most of the same teachers… and yet the male sibling can barely write a complete thought on paper.
I understand talents being distributed in different areas, but is this sort of wide intelligence distribution the norm? We joke that the boyfriend sucked out all the smarts the womb had to offer, leaving none for his siblings.