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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunes View Post
    The difference is practice.

    I'm intelligent enough to play 'Hey There Delilah' on an acoustic guitar, but until I practice a lot I won't be able to play it for shit. I'm intelligent enough to do nearly anything; ability is determined by where I place my attention.

    If all you ever do is think, then your ability to think gets better (and then your brain fizzles out and you get alzheimer's at age 50).

    In other words: intellect determines potential. Practice/attention determines ability.
    That's kind of the way I always saw it. Ability can improve intelligence and vice versa; they support one another in a symbiotic relationship.

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    Intelligence is the first derivative of ability
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