2013/3/29 Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be>

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> On 28 Mar 2013, at 18:59, meekerdb wrote:
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>  On 3/28/2013 7:52 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
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>>> Intelligence, in my opinion is rather easy too. It is a question of
>>> "abstract thermodynamic", intelligence is when you get enough heat while
>>> young, something like that. It is close to courage, and it is what make
>>> competence possible.
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>> ??
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>>> Competence is the most difficult, as they are distributed on transfinite
>>>  lattice of incomparable degrees. Some can ask for necessary long work, and
>>> can have negative feedback on intelligence.
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>> That sounds like a quibble.  Intelligence is usually just thought of as
>> the the ability to learn competence over a very general domain.
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> That's why I think that intelligence is simple, almost a mental attitude,
> more akin to courage and humility, than anything else.
> Competence asks for gift or work, and can often lead to the feeling that
> we are more intelligent than others, which is the first basic symptom of
> stupidity.
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That sounds more and more "1984"ish... War is peace. Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength and now more intelligent is stupid.

Quentin


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