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What is Intelligence ?

Updated: Feb 12

Has Intelligence always existed?

As an Intelligence could we have been gathered and added to a Spirit?

Is it possible that the next step was to put spirit into a physical body have the ability to experience opposition and gain knowledge?


https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intelligence

Definition of intelligence. 1 a (1) : the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations : reason also : the skilled use of reason. (2) : the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly as …


Intelligence Guide to the scriptures Intelligence, Intelligences (churchofjesuschrist.org)


  1. It is the light of truth that gives life and light to all things in the universe

  2. The word intelligences may also refer to spirit children of God

  3. The scriptures also may speak of intelligence as referring to the spirit element that existed before we were begotten as spirit children


Did our being as intelligence join with a Spirit?

Spirit (churchofjesuschrist.org)


A part of a living being that exists before mortal birth, dwells in the physical body during mortality and exists after death as a separate being …….



What is a soul and how does it differ from a Spirit?

Soul (churchofjesuschrist.org)

  1. Spirit beings, both premortal and post mortal

  2. A spirit and a body united in mortality

  3. An immortal, resurrected person whose spirit and body have become inseparably connected.


Robert J Sternberg wrote an article for Cambridge

Our Failed Notions about Human Intelligence: The Time to Change Them Is Now! | FifteenEightyFour | Cambridge University Press (cambridgeblog.org)


The notion of IQ is so early 20th century. But the notion of an “Electoral College” is so early 19th century and the United States still uses it. Why? Because academic intelligence and the school performance that partly derives from it measure people’s ability to succeed within a given system, instead of to question whether the system even makes sense. So, we have lots of high-IQ citizens and people busily trying to succeed within a variety of failed systems.

In my book Adaptive Intelligence, I argue that we continue with traditional notions of intelligence at our peril. We need to think not just in terms of what works within a given system, but how we can adapt to changes in the environment to create new systems that will preserve humanity rather than letting it destroy itself. And if the pandemic of COVID-19 has not let people to question just how smart we are, wait until global warming starts to take its full toll. If the time is not now to revise our notions about intelligence, when is it?

What Is Intelligence? | Psychology Today