and anotherA small but significant number of genes synthesize the proteins that make life possible in the first place. That is, they make it possible for humans to live and then reproduce.
And the important part what I tried to say before lies in the last sentence " or the thousands of basic biochemical processes that compromise life"A gene is a molecular unit of heredity of a living organism. It is a name given to some stretches of DNA and RNA that code for a polypeptide or for an RNA chain that has a function in the organism. Living beings depend on genes, as they specify all proteins and functional RNA chains. Genes hold the information to build and maintain an organism's cells and pass genetic traits to offspring, although some organelles (e.g. mitochondria) are self-replicating and are not coded for by the organism's DNA. All organisms have many genes corresponding to various biological traits, some of which are immediately visible, such as eye color or number of limbs, and some of which are not, such as blood type or increased risk for specific diseases, or the thousands of basic biochemical processes that comprise life
If these genes control the synthsis of proteins that are the building blocks of life itself it's hard to beleive the information that they contain does not enter into this.
I know you keep disputing this hypothesis but what is your actual opinion on why/how these people are prodigies or how only a very few people reach the pinnacle of their fields.