If you consider human beings to be intelligent then please try to quantify your opinion with some from of explanation. Or If you consider human beings to not be intelligent then please try to quantify your opinion with some from of explanation.
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I find this to be a good description of the situation and contribution, especially since I am now getting around to thinking intelligence on it's own is quite useless to us without empathy, it just manifests it's self most often as me, me, me.
I have a friend who quit school at 16. He's considered unintelligent. He can tell you every instance and detail of Daniel Boone's life history. There are all kinds of intelligence.
I quit school at 15, I couldn't learn that stuff it was uninteresting, I couldn't or wouldn't play the game, I felt thick and made to feel it. I went to university later and flew like a shooting star because they wanted me to think. Change C to N.
I see myself as creative but am I
the problem is you can't come up with something that doesn't exist
if you do nobody knows what it is
I get this with pictures they must look like something or people don't recognize them.
Yes very good points and we are so intelligent it has taken 2 weeks for somebody to state what is obvious. What is intelligence, what do we compare it with or too and how do we measure it, plus how come we destroy so much including each other?
"The journey is all we can hope for
on the trail of eternity,
with eyes wide open we venture
and look as far as we see."
Gareth Pritchard, now.
Intelligent to me is to be able learn and use it to make positive change for all
I know we are able to learn in fact believe we are not able to stop but our behavior as a whole does not seem to reflect a positive as pointed out by c mark walker.
Yes Mana, I think there is common ground in our thinking but the question still remains, plus the hoards of people clamoring to defend human intelligence is not anywhere near as great as those defending art, which speaks volumes and what I thought.
Thank you for your answer
Your thinking on intel seems quite sound to me
It seems like you have had a bit of a time
I think empathy is missing, emotional intel and physical interactive social life, real art, story telling, dumbed down with TV
Yes I did forget empathy. And yes just as I was about to get out of my surgery, he ( my surgeon ) said" We all love you and nothing I won't let anything bad happen. Mind you it took him 6 months to figure out how to make this all work for my good.
I was not implying your answer was missing empathy in it's content I am restricted by the lack of characters allowed in these comments to say what I really mean so edit severely. In case you might be thinking I was saying you left it out I wasnt.
No that's fine.
Thank you for helping.
We tend to go for what makes us comfortable or what we feel ok with, it is not necessarily 'higher' I'm afraid. Remember I also said that we are not necessarily wise. You seem a good man. People will be what they will be. Much peace.
But do we use it ?
Mana "People will be what they will be" you might as well say I can't and then you won't be using it but I don't think any less of you than you do of me by saying so.
Lor's "But do we use it ?" somebody must be to keep us dumbed down.
I have no measure, I was inspired by this common statement "Human beings are the most intelligent life form on earth." Much like you I think, thank you for expanding this quandary. I am to believe we are learning organisms even at a cellular level.
I think our silence is bought with a few dirty coins
I live in the decadent west while 3 quarters of the world live in poverty
I keep my mouth shut saying I can't do anything
To say I can't means I won't try
Is that intelligent?
Many say it is
Interesting concept, that must mean it even drys up or tuns back into a fluid and evaporates, as well as being very slippery which can be witnessed in political double speak, thanks I shall go to sleep pondering this.
Thank you for a good answer especially "Intelligent species don’t destroy themselves." I am optimistic the times are changing for the better because people are becoming more informed about their leaders and "all great men are almost always bad men".
Thanks for having something to say and taking the time to say it. I can only agree with most of what your saying along with others and their useful input .
I'm glad you asked this question Gareth, the world needs a serious wake up call. As simple as this question sounds, it is not, as it almost forces us to really reconsider how we live our day to day lives. Thanks for sharing.
Yes, I am finding it helpful and your right it is not as simple as it first seems if you really think about it, I think (arksys) should ask the question, are we really creative?