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    Originally posted by rick barclay
    >if you are intelligent you must be good not in everything you do
    (as rick said) but good in things that requires brain activity!<

    My statement regarding intelligent people being good at every-
    thing they do is a generalisation based on personal observance,
    and it is a proposition I still maintain. Most, if not all "intelligent"
    or "smart" people are good at everything to which they apply
    themselves.

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    Yeah- like that Steven Hawking guy. Not only is he a super smart brain guy- but he can run like the wind! And if you've ever seen him whittle. Look out.

    errr, wait a second.
    He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep in order to gain what he cannot lose.

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    the iq required to pass the MENSA test is 148.

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    not everything needs to be smart so that you be good at it!
    for example, like history or basketball...
    training and reading. of course if you are smart you may be
    find some tecniques that can help you, still there are people
    that can run faster because their body is in better fysical condition
    than the others. or some people has the ability to learn
    something just by reading it. still, it doesn' make them smarter.
    perhaps gifted in some other way, but not smarter.
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    I won't say what I think intelligence should be but instead I would rather say something about intelligence.

    It is a denial of the truth of oneself.
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    >>I won't say what I think intelligence should be but instead I would rather say something about intelligence.

    It is a denial of the truth of oneself.<<

    lol...but this is exactly what you are doing...this is what you
    think intelligence is.... it is not something about intelligence...

    avyway, maybe it is because of my bad english, i did not
    understand what you are trying to say...
    what does "oneself" means????
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    Siq, you're mis-interpreting me. Perhaps I can say it
    another way. First and formeost I never said or meant
    in any way to say that a person needs to be "smart"
    in order to be good at anything in particular.

    All I said was that most all people I know and know of and
    consider to be intelligent or highly intelligent are skillful in
    most anything they attempt.

    Tell me, please, anybody, who do you know who is very
    good at something and otherwise is a moron? (I know--me ).

    Ask yourself, Siq--all the intelligent people you know, including
    yourself--are they not good at everything they attempt? And
    the not so smart ones, what about them--down at the bottom
    at just about everything? A dumb person who is good at
    anything is the exception, not the rule. Obviously, someone
    who weighs 300 kilos most probably won't run in the Olympics
    anytime soon, but give that 660-pounder some intelligence
    and put him up against another dumber person of the same
    weight and let's see who wins the race.

    And Theologian, that goes for Steven Hawking, as well--all
    things phsicallly equal, I'd bet on Hawking. Take team sports
    as another example. How many of you have witnessed a
    soccer match where one team was obviously physically
    superior to another, yet the smaller, slower team won because
    they played "smarter?" How many matches have you seen
    where two evenly matched teams played and the team that
    won was the team that played smarter. Coaches teach
    intelligence. They encourage their players not only to be
    phisically skillful, but to be mentally skillful, too.

    Intelligence is the great equalizer. It allows the physically
    unendowed to compete with those more gifted. A person
    who is unendowed and unintelligent stands no chance
    whatsoever. It's the law of the jungle and it's played out
    everyday, everywhere, in every conceivable manner.

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    Don't worry Ehsiq, it is not your lack of understanding of english. It is more that the statement does not make any sense.

    >It is a denial of the truth of oneself

    Intelligence has to with an ability to think in abstract, non immediate ways. It involves thought and reason. To say that intelligence denies truth then implies that the lack of intelligence is the presence of truth.

    I don't think so.
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    I don't consider English broad enough.

    And as far as intelligence goes, it is different for everyone because it is a personal feeling. You can't seriously think that you can define it and everyone will agree?

    From my point of view, intelligence is a flaw and a weakness as it applies to people.
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    Originally posted by Witch_King
    From my point of view, intelligence is a flaw and a weakness as it applies to people.
    So you subscribe to the theory that humans are destined to basically f**k everything up due to their insanely greater intelligence with regard to the other lifeforms on this planet?

    If so...... I salute you, good man

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    Not to sound cocky, but I'm smarter than all you guys combined...

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    Intelligence means squat if you aren't going to use it.

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    intelligence can be attained artificially, I am very smart in comparison to many of my pears(not here though), and I make myself smarter by keeping my mouth shut.

    oh, and if you want to be VERY smart when it comes to english learn Etymology. I know the meaning of words that I have never heard, because I know how to peace words together.
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    >>> I am very smart in comparison to many of my pears

    I generally consider myself to be smarter than most pieces of fruit!

    >>> when it comes to english learn Etymology

    ... and ...

    >>> how to peace words together.

    So what is the etymological derivation of the word peace here?

    DARFC!!! ;-)
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    DARFC?? define please!?

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    I guess I would like to think that intelligence requires much more responsibility than just being smart.

    I think that many many people are smart, i.e. know lots of facts, good in many subjects, can solve problems.

    However I feel that intelligence requires the responsibility and wisdom in using those smarts and other talents.

    I know many people who are smart...they can take tests, and get 100%'s and what not, but I would say that there is a far number less who are intelligent.

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    lol, i learned etymology not spelling hehe.
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