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Enduring traits that are primarily genetically predetermined and underlie a person's skilled motor performance (e.g., visual acuity, body configuration, numeric reasoning).
[L. habilitas, capacity, aptitude]
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It turns out that it depends on what types of mathematical abilities we're talking about, and the results by no means favor men.
First and foremost, the most just way to evaluate people is based on their individual abilities and accomplishments rather than on the general abilities of whatever gender they espouse (remember the case of Stanford neurobiologist Ben A.
This is an article about abilities and their importance and use in career counseling.
Forrest Gump, the most successful cinematic celebrator of slow- wittedness to date, defends his abilities succinctly: "Stupid is as stupid does.
Murray and Herrnstein make the simple, powerful, and apparently very controversial point that disparities in intelligence and abilities among ethnic groups, combined with equality of opportunity at the individual level, will produce demographic disparities in college attendance, job hiring, and promotion rates.