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Rafi Amin


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Why infants can not inherit knowledge from their parents ?

I had this question in my mind for quiet some time until the question looked logical & I,m asking now.

When babies come to this world they inherit lots of things from their parent like, physical appearance (face, eyes, hair, height )& for some even behaviors but not knowledge.

My question is why ? Is there something Secret behind it ?

What do you think how fast would humanity be advancing if this is made possible ?

Thank you.


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  • Jun 14 2012: If humans were born with all of the knowledge that their parent's had gained the world would definitely suffer from it. Just think, if people were born with the knowledge necessary to get along in the world. What would give them the incentive to improve their knowledge base? The concept that we don't already know everything is essential to why people strive for knowledge.
    If you were born with all of the knowledge of your parents, the potential for slipping backward of society is reduced, but the potential for advancement is also reduced. If you aren't told that "knowledge is power" and that you need to learn in order to make improvements in your life (which you can eventually communicate for the good of others), there is no way to explore the unfamiliar. People have a right to form an opinion on all subjects, not necessarily based on their parent's opinion. Now, it is tough to make the argument for "human rights" if this were supposedly the nature of our race. But the fact that curiosity drives our quest for knowledge is paramount.
    If, somehow, the quest for knowledge were not deterred by the inheritance of knowledge, we would still face major problems in scientific discovery. Wouldn't this hinder people's ability to think differently, to question what we think we know? Education exists to make people think critically about situations. Besides, parent's are not always the people in our lives whose idea's we want to accept unquestioningly. There is built in room for improvement in the human race, and our curiosity is what drives this upward momentum. The people whose parent's were not perfect role models would spiral down and ultimately fail to achieve the ultimate goal, which is not the attainment of truth, but the unending search for it.
    I can't really explain any further, but does anyone else see why children who gained their parent's knowledge would be at a disadvantage, because "no one is perfect?" This is all just one man's humble opinion.

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