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15 comments29 Nov 2005 @ 14:26 by jmarc : I agree
I responded to another post on intelligence by another member who has since left(?) this site a couple of years ago. My respnse in a nutshell was that there are many types of intelligence, in my opinion. High IQ can be quite dumb about some stuff, and the so called village idiot can sometimes exhibit some profound wisdom overlooked by the "genius". The highest wisdom of all may be realizing that we aren't as smart as we think we are.
29 Nov 2005 @ 17:06 by Enocia @126.96.36.199 : Highest Wisdom
"The highest wisdom of all may be realizing that we aren't as smart as we think we are."
I love this jmarc, thank you. I might even use this quote if you don't mind. It makes one wonder what it's all about.
Love to you,
29 Nov 2005 @ 17:20 by swanny : Death, Love, and Intelligence...
Intelligence, Death And Love
Realizing we're not so smart or as smart as we thought is
a good indicator of intelligence
But I think contemplating death...
works into intelligence somehow...
not quite sure how...
we don't talk much about it
but I thought of how does a father raise a son
that is smarter than he....
and then .... well I guess you just give up at some point...
but then when you mention the word "death" they kind of go
Yet lets not talk about death...
it is a no no of sorts....
intelligence death and the fact perhaps
there is more to the Universe than life and death
but that borders on faith or ???
is that higher intelligence of the or a beyond a very "human" characteristic...?
Are humans the only creatures of and in the Universe that
have done that ? I heard a good or sort of interesting quote
Only Religiion has answers about death....
On that subject "science" seems to fall silent....
So ...... contemplating Death and as well as having the capacity
to Love seem to be aspects that distinguish ourselves from
the more "base" creatures...
but is that intelligence or...???
29 Nov 2005 @ 17:33 by Enocia @188.8.131.52 : jmarc
I've used your quote in the following piece (see [link]). Thanks again.
29 Nov 2005 @ 18:17 by jmarc : glad to be a muse :)
most just find me amusing, lol.
29 Nov 2005 @ 18:24 by jstarrs : Intelligence?
As long as you're happy, I guess.
You sound happy...;0)
29 Nov 2005 @ 21:08 by bushman : Hmm
My view of being intelegent is just about the indivudual thinking first, like my Xwife, she once dropped the spatula into the french frier, and reached right in and pulled it out, deffinetly wasnt an intellegent move, so Im thinking its about thinking fast and at the same time useing logic and probability, to final outcome, in my x's case, she was out of work for 3 months for that smart move, lol.
29 Nov 2005 @ 22:12 by silviamar : I think that
intelligence is a pretty subjective concept and there are too many hues in it to find a proper definition. We tend to define and measure everything objectively, but we forget that in some occasions it cannot be done in an objective way. And even if we find such an objective way sometimes the definition is not useful because it doesn't convey all the hues, so the defined term is not completely understood. For example, how could we define the colour 'blue' to a person who has never seen it? We could use the dictionary definition, in terms of a certain wavelength of the light, but do you think that this person would understand what 'blue' is? I think that with intelligence it occurs something similar.
30 Nov 2005 @ 10:08 by Enocia @184.108.40.206 : Contemplating death
I reckon intelligence is what you believe it to be. If contemplating death does it for you then, to use an Americanism "knock yourself out."
Appreciate your commentary.
30 Nov 2005 @ 10:14 by Enocia @220.127.116.11 : Bushman
Your ex-wife could have had a different intelligent outcome to the french frier incident. She could have changed her thoughts and she wouldn't have had any effects. I've scalded my hand with boiling water, not an intelligent move I know, and felt the effect; but I quickly reversed it by thinking "I Am Spirit" and I was instantly healed.
Just an alternative, subjective, intelligent, suggestion. :-)
30 Nov 2005 @ 10:19 by Enocia @18.104.22.168 : Silviamar
I agree with you that "intelligence is a pretty subjective concept." It's also something we're making up all the time. At least now they're realising that there are other types of intelligence such as emotional, kinaesthetic intelligence (which sports people and athletes are meant to have) etc. Whatever one believes is intelligence is intelligence. Just avoid that IQ test, unless you've already taken it! :-)
30 Nov 2005 @ 10:21 by Enocia @22.214.171.124 : Happy?
Happiness is chatting to you. Of course I'm happy, I'm over the moon, in an intelligent kind of way. ;o)
1 Dec 2005 @ 22:43 by lena : god is intelligent
I think intelligence is something which can't be measured in any test. it's understanding. it's not regurgitating trivia, it is learning how to remember something OR it can be knowing how to reconstruct information from the most basic understanding. understanding cannot be undone. intelligence cannot be erased. intelligence is spirituality.
"I reckon God must have zero IQ. Can you imagine the omnipotent being cares about human doctrines? Why would God want to know stuff? All He needs to say is "Let there be such and such" and it is. I reckon the reason why God wants us to let go and let Him do the work is because He can't explain how He does stuff in words. I bet He doesn't even know how stuff happens. Things just happen."
in my opinion nothing can be farther than the truth. I think our definitions of intelligence and God may be different, but here is what I think: God knows how everything works because he MADE everything from scratch. He designed every natural law. weather people understand his work or not, He will always know. He does not associate with our primitive "beliefs" or "religions". God is not an idiot. it takes a lot of knowlege and understanding to design and create an entire universe.
2 Dec 2005 @ 11:11 by vector8 : lena about God's intelligence
Thank you for your commentary, lena.
God having a zero IQ was my way of writing tongue-in-cheek. Who can measure the immeasurable?
When I talk about things happening in God, I'm referring to the uncaused nature of God i.e. that doesn't operate by cause-effects or natural laws. It is a realm where everything is. How this works is beyond human knowledge, understanding or IQ.
11 Dec 2005 @ 21:02 by lena @126.96.36.199 :
I believe God does operate by natural laws, why wouldn't he? maybe it appears that He doesn't because, like you said, we don't know all the natural laws and we don't know exactly how they work (but He does)
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