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  1. Okay...I appreciate the advice, but I feel like...

    Okay...I appreciate the advice, but I feel like you're missing my point...

    This would be like somebody posting "Look, I found this cool theory that explains [insert whatever here], rather than...
  2. Well, for myself it changed my perspective on...

    Well, for myself it changed my perspective on some things. I haven't progressed as much as I would have like to in the last 10 years, and my initial reaction to that was that I must have maxed out...
  3. Um, I never said any of that. People were...

    Um, I never said any of that. People were reacting as if offended by my OP. I was told I was asking stupid questions. I can only assume that that means I should crawl back into a hole and allow the...
  4. How is that insulting you exactly? People tell me...

    How is that insulting you exactly? People tell me I'm asking stupid questions, and it's insulting to you personally when I apologize for asking said stupid question?

    Get real, RugBug. You have...
  5. I did? Where?

    I did? Where?
  6. Jeez, RugBug - what exactly did I do to you? Just...

    Jeez, RugBug - what exactly did I do to you? Just because we have other discussions, I'm not permitted to start this one? Sorry, I didn't realize.



    And that's not what I said - I'm pretty sure...
  7. Yes. That's the reason I used that terminology....

    Yes. That's the reason I used that terminology. If I had meant "really cool anecdotal stories", that's what I would have said. ;)



    Okay. I'm sorry I asked a silly question. Heaven forfend we...
  8. It's interesting that I've seen case studies that...

    It's interesting that I've seen case studies that go the other direction - siblings with the same upbringing and the same area of interest who all reached the same level of world class success. I'm...
  9. You need to lighten up. VO2 Max is not an...

    You need to lighten up. VO2 Max is not an infallible predictor of sporting greatness - hell my husband's VO2 Max was the same as Lance Armstrong's, but he is nowhere near that level of athlete (with...
  10. That's like saying that tennis players can only...

    That's like saying that tennis players can only be successful against one opponent. It doesn't make any sense.



    But that's my point EXACTLY. He had the OPPORTUNITY to do the PRACTICE on...
  11. Okay, a couple of thoughts... A few people...

    Okay, a couple of thoughts...

    A few people have mentioned physiological factors now. Obviously, physiology can help or hinder. Grand Prix horses are successful in large part because they have the...
  12. :lol: Well, Frivian, if you don't think that...

    :lol: Well, Frivian, if you don't think that study is "scientific enough", you should take that up with University that performed it.

    And it isn't a "theory [I] have", it's a theory I found...
  13. Thanks, TBLover. I'll check it out!

    Thanks, TBLover. I'll check it out!
  14. Um, it is, but I don't mean it as it relates to...

    Um, it is, but I don't mean it as it relates to childhood development.

    Mastery of complex skills (sports, music, etc...) is probably bit different than mastery of the ability to roll over. Less...
  15. I wasn't trying to be nasty - I just didn't know...

    I wasn't trying to be nasty - I just didn't know if you were making some kind of compound word like "spueter" (nature+nurture=nuture?). You typed it that way four times, so I thought I would ask...
    ...
  16. I don't know what "nuture" is, but I assume you...

    I don't know what "nuture" is, but I assume you mean nurture...

    I also don't see how this relates to my OP? Unless reaching milestones like walking and talking is considered a talent of some kind?...
  17. No, some people are drawn to certain tasks, and...

    No, some people are drawn to certain tasks, and so learn them more thoroughly than others.

    You are not born predestined for a specific sport. You are drawn to it from an early age, and so learn...
  18. Scientific studies (and there have been several)...

    Scientific studies (and there have been several) done on musical prodigies would indicate that you're wrong. Just because it looks like magic doesn't mean it is.

    It isn't an insult to say...
  19. I think the scientific studies that those books...

    I think the scientific studies that those books reference have pretty convincing results. But I guess ymmv.

    However, if we accept their hypothesis as correct, what would that mean for how we...
  20. Yikes. How about trainers get to wear whatever is...

    Yikes. How about trainers get to wear whatever is comfortable, since they spend all day jogging from one ring to the next in the dust and heat? Seriously, have you ever sweated through your khakis?...
  21. Also, Moondance Alexander. Also available on...

    Also, Moondance Alexander. Also available on youtube. ;)
  22. Look, I guess I should have seen this coming. It...

    Look, I guess I should have seen this coming. It is COTH, after all.

    I didn't intend to start a thread where I would have to defend a thesis. I started it because "Look, I found this literature...
  23. Yes. He practiced more and more intensely than...

    Yes. He practiced more and more intensely than his competition - that is a verified fact.



    No - conformation, soundness of body and mind, and to an extent, physical ability (a product of...
  24. Or you've practiced those skills more. ;) True...

    Or you've practiced those skills more. ;)

    True story - I had horrible "feel" growing up. Seriously. Horrible.

    Today? I can ride (and read) pretty much every horse I sit on. I have GREAT feel. ...
  25. Rode more, but didn't "practice" more, as defined...

    Rode more, but didn't "practice" more, as defined by the literature listed above. In my examples, I assumed what the literature calls "Deep Practice" - a conscious effort to strive and improve...
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