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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Based on the content of this thread I wouldn’t get too hung up on your kids getting material scholarships
    Damn you so mean to me.

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    So if I do gene editing therapy after my kids are born, can they still benefit from the improvements? Asking for @Mar

    This fucking thread is wild.
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    look, if you stick your dick on my shoulder, then I'm gonna stick my dick on your shoulder. That's how shoulder dicks work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    So if I do gene editing therapy after my kids are born, can they still benefit from the improvements? Asking for @Mar

    This fucking thread is wild.
    a) I don't have kids.
    b) I got my bachelor's degree from the top undergraduate university in the country and I'm now doing post-graduate studies at MIT.

    I only read 4 posts back but got an idea of what this thread is about.
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    mar, you are good guy at heart
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    Jesus man, I know you like Transformers, but you need to get out more. No one should get this upset over a movie based on children's toys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mar View Post
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    ...

    I only read 4 posts back but got an idea of what this thread is about.
    But, no... No you don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mar View Post
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    a) I don't have kids.
    b) I got my bachelor's degree from the top undergraduate university in the country and I'm now doing post-graduate studies at MIT.

    I only read 4 posts back but got an idea of what this thread is about.
    https://mit-online.getsmarter.com/pr...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

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    guessing who I might be, psychologizing me with your non existent degree.

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    Nature vs nurture is racist

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    Mar just dunked on y'all. Post-grad at MIT; try to make fun of his math or absence of sense now, bitches!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    Explain pro athletes.
    Why isn't Connor McDavid's father Wayne Gretzky and why is his brother an extremely regular person.
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    Ask his mom
    Glad you asked. Half the genetics come from the mom so that explains some of it. I don't know much about hockey but using NBA as an example according to NYT roughly 4.2% of NBA players are the offspring of previous NBA players. That's probably something at least 1000X the probability of the average joe making the NBA. Factor in half of players offspring are female the percentage who make it is even more stark. Furthermore if you consider the number of their offspring who play for D1 colleges which most would consider to be elite level since they often compete against and beat international pro teams the percentage jumps even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan View Post
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    Glad you asked. Half the genetics come from the mom so that explains some of it. I don't know much about hockey but using NBA as an example according to NYT roughly 4.2% of NBA players are the offspring of previous NBA players. That's probably something at least 1000X the probability of the average joe making the NBA. Factor in half of players offspring are female the percentage who make it is even more stark. Furthermore if you consider the number of their offspring who play for D1 colleges which most would consider to be elite level since they often compete against and beat international pro teams the percentage jumps even more.
    You realize once your family is in the pros, you also have connections that would otherwise not be there. This helps lots of marginal players suit up in bottom of lineup spots that there could be 4-5 other guys filling on any given day.

    Hockey is rife with nepotism, I'm sure other leagues are too. Look who the captain of the Wranglers is as a prime example - He never would have had a remote shot at playing an NHL game if not for this name.

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    Nepotism, plus unlimited free training/coaching by a seasoned professional (i.e., dad).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjstare View Post
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    Nepotism, plus unlimited training/coaching by a seasoned professional.
    Ftfy. I’d say if daddy pays for a pro trainer the net effect is similar.
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    guessing who I might be, psychologizing me with your non existent degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan View Post
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    Glad you asked. Half the genetics come from the mom so that explains some of it. I don't know much about hockey but using NBA as an example according to NYT roughly 4.2% of NBA players are the offspring of previous NBA players. That's probably something at least 1000X the probability of the average joe making the NBA. Factor in half of players offspring are female the percentage who make it is even more stark. Furthermore if you consider the number of their offspring who play for D1 colleges which most would consider to be elite level since they often compete against and beat international pro teams the percentage jumps even more.
    Basketball - a sport where being freakishly tall is a dominant enough factor that a few very below average-skill players have made the pros. Because tall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Ftfy. I’d say if daddy pays for a pro trainer the net effect is similar.
    https://montrealgazette.com/sports/t...of-nhl-success

    For the low price of $250k US 20 years ago... probably $1MM nowadays

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    My opinion on pro athletes is its >90% athleticism that gets you there. They're a completely different breed from the average joe. There's no amount of training or coaching that takes a person of average athleticism to the pros.

    Once you're in the pros its probably 50/50 in terms of athleticism and mental preparation because everyone is more or less at the same athletic level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riander5 View Post
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    https://montrealgazette.com/sports/t...of-nhl-success

    For the low price of $250k US 20 years ago... probably $1MM nowadays
    Interesting to see a story like this but its impossible to say Kane wouldn't have made it without the help...unless he had an identical twin without expensive coaching that floundered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    Basketball - a sport where being freakishly tall is a dominant enough factor that a few very below average-skill players have made the pros. Because tall.
    This is a good point. There are plenty of examples of father/sons point guard players of relatively average height (6'2'' or shorter) - John/David Stockton, Gary payton Sr/Jr, Steph/Dell Curry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan View Post
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    Interesting to see a story like this but its impossible to say Kane wouldn't have made it without the help...unless he had an identical twin without expensive coaching that floundered.
    Im sure he would have made it regardless. Hell im sure there are people spending an easy $250k here putting their kids in edge for half a decade

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    Off topic a bit. But...
    Let's start with Jesus, Allah and God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan View Post
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    My opinion on pro athletes is its >90% athleticism that gets you there. They're a completely different breed from the average joe. There's no amount of training or coaching that takes a person of average athleticism to the pros.

    Once you're in the pros its probably 50/50 in terms of athleticism and mental preparation because everyone is more or less at the same athletic level.
    So basically should do the Russian style. Test every kid then funnel them into specific sport if they have certain genetic makings. Cut to the chase.

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    Jebus and Allah were probably real dudes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    Jebus and Allah were probably real dudes.
    The first scam artists.

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