Hi Russell Standish

No, rational beings have to decide which truths they need to apply
to what and how to apply them.  These are all relational acts,
which require choice, hence intelligence.


Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net 
11/10/2012  
"Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen 


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Time: 2012-11-09, 17:22:18 
Subject: Re: Where's the fixed identity in turing machines and comp ? 


On Fri, Nov 09, 2012 at 06:01:04AM -0500, Roger Clough wrote: 
> Hi Bruno 
>  
> In my discussions of intelligence, I define intelligence 
> as the ability to (fairly freely) make one's own choices. 
>  

A bit of an odd definition, don't you think? A purely rational being 
does not have a free choice, they must choose what's best according totheir 
utility function. 

Your definition entails that purely rational beings (eg homo 
economicus) are not intelligent. 

Cheers 
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