The subtitle of this book by David Shenk is "Why Everything You've Been Told About Genetics, Talent and IQ is Wrong," so that gives you an idea of what he's on about. Here's what they have to say for themselves:
The truth is much more exciting. Genes are not a "blueprint" that bless some with greatness and doom most of us to mediocrity or worse. Rather our individual destinies are a product of the complex interplay between genes and outside stimuli-a dynamic that we, as people and as parents, can influence. This is a revolutionary and optimistic message. We are not prisoners of our DNA. We all have the potential for greatness.
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