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  1. An INNATE ability/inclination is very easily and simply detected and persists for life.

    The main pairs of differences in inclinations –

    exact sciences and humanities,

    theorist and practitioner,

    logical and geometric thinking…

    The education system does not take this seriously and this causes great damage to the student, the teacher, and the system itself.

    Many talented people achieve success in all areas – both in the exact sciences and in the humanities. But for a very big success, you need to choose one thing.

  2. As far as I know, science has no definite answer. Like almost all issues related to the hereditary-acquired distinction, this issue is still controversial.

    Based on my experience, I will say that there is definitely a certain predisposition. But on the one hand, it is mobile ( a humanist can successfully master mathematics, and the most enthusiastic humanists often come out of techies in general), and on the other hand, it often has very wide boundaries, when abilities are manifested in many strongly opposite areas ( the same Michelangelo).

    So probably my answer is that only some prevailing vector is set. Setting a larger focus of interests.

  3. Yes. Definitely yes. I've been teaching poetry almost by hypotheses since the 6th grade, but in geometry, trigonometry, and algebra I didn't even think about how to solve it. In fact, I sat down, took a piece of paper and a pen, and just wrote a solution. But I want to clarify – a humanitarian is someone who can speak several languages and memorize poems fluently, for example, and not someone who could not remember how much 7×8 will be. That is, do not confuse techies and humanitarians with ordinary lazy and sloppy people who are too lazy to learn and pretend to be this or that. This is very important!!

  4. There is no “humanitarian mindset”, there are those who were convinced that “mathematics is too tough for you” (c). This is well illustrated by physicists, mathematicians, biologists, and chemists who excel in the humanities.

    Innate can be temperament, mental abilities depend on genetics, which determines the development potential, and, in fact, development itself, i.e. external factors.

  5. Absolutely not a fact. Debates about the role of genes and parenting have been going on for a long time. What if Mozart had been born into a family of mathematicians and Einstein into a family of musicians? Therefore, the general education program should be sufficiently broad.

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