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THE NEUROSCIENCE OF INTELLIGENCE!!!

Richard J. Haier has written a great book on the neuroscience of intelligence which irrefutably proposes that intelligence IQ is largely inherited and it may be possible in the future to change genes so that our offspring will be more intelligent. However, there is not conclusively just one gene which is a marker for intelligence but rather a complex arrangement of many genes and how important each one is in determining IQ is still an open question.

 

What is a fact is that nurture or information input will not fundamentally increase your IQ or the g factor or general intelligence factor which remains relatively constant throughout your lifetime. Yes, life or genetics is not fair and some have just been gifted with greater intelligence potential than others. Sure you can have a high IQ and not put it to good use but without a high IQ you will be struggling to keep up with those that do have high IQ’s and are working hard to put their potential to good use.

 

IQ is fundamentally a function of how good a memory you have and how efficient your mind is at processing information which you get through the senses. Even intelligence is not uniform in it’s power and there are those who are mathematically more intelligent than verbally and others who are more verbally intelligent than mathematically. That said it is time to change our educational system so that it is more responsive to the needs of high IQ individuals and those who are handicapped with relatively low IQs below about 85.

 

In a technological age it is increasingly important to get the most out of mathematically gifted individuals who can enter science, computer science, engineering, and other technological fields which are in great demand. Frankly liberal arts are no longer that important for society as they once were thought to be and most of it is frankly an excursion into subjective or biased verbosity which bores the average human and has little relevance to their daily lives and struggles.

 

The average human with an average IQ is fast becoming somewhat useless for society in general and it is a sad fact that a ruling technological elite will be making most of the political decisions in the future and modern society will become highly robotized. A depressed feeling of uselessness will be rampant in society and the welfare system will have to be designed to accommodate all the individuals who will fall through the cracks and not feel that they are contributing members of society.

 

Can a society where most of the citizens are parasites on the society survive in the long duration is a question open to debate. Already there are signs that such a society will be implemented with the idea of a guaranteed national income for everyone. It is probable that most of us will become consumers and not producers and what this will do to the fabric of responsible family units is nothing short of catastrophic. What will be the incentive to study hard and to work hard if you can take it easy, rely on the government for support, and live out your life in a hedonistic pursuit of personal pleasure?

 

That said I have offered solutions to this unsettling dilemma in my writings so I hope that some intelligent humans will take time out to read, reflect, and start doing something significant to make a Domesday scenario less likely.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT POLYGAMY

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Historically polygamy was acceptable for wealthy ruling monarchs or more accurately top leaders and it was an excellent way of reproducing talented offspring for the next generation of rulers. It also was an excellent way to avoid adultery and promiscuousness because instead of being promiscuous or adulterous you could just marry your next infatuation. Even in the modern age some Arabs are polygamous and they are carrying on an ancient acceptable tradition.

The only disadvantage of polygamy is that the money power in the world could potentially be once again in very few hands and some of the power would be transferred as inherited wealth to humans who don’t deserve it or have not worked for the money and are really undeserving corrupt manipulators or spenders of it. Inheritance based on merit would not apply in many cases and a new immoral generation of incompetent rulers could potentially arise. It should be the responsibility of the wealthy male to determine who the most deserving of his offspring should inherit his wealth and it need not be the first born but rather the most meritorious one or two or three.

Polygamy should be legalized in the west for very wealthy males with incomes in the many millions or billions so that they can reproduce potentially talented offspring for the benefit of future generations. In case of divorce which may be relatively frequent in the west, they should be required to set up an escrow account with the government so that the divorced women and offspring would not have to go on government welfare but would be financially provided for.

Not so obvious is the fact that most common humans should be monogamous and not be polygamous because in case of a divorce or financial breakdown there would be many divorced women with offspring without alimony payments all going on government welfare at taxpayers expense.

With a social incentive to become rich and legally be polygamous many males would be motivated to make much money and then they could brag about how many wives and offspring that they have and not how many airplanes, yachts, mansions, and cars that they have. Put your money where it counts the most, in the next generation of humans with excellent memories.

Yes, there will be many talented writers, scientists, business humans, and technologists who will never be very wealthy and should theoretically all reproduce with many wives and offspring but life is not fair or just and only an enlightened society will be able to judge talent objectively and not subjectively.

There is primarily only one objective measure of talent and that is how good a memory you have which means that you can learn information and skills at an incredibly fast pace. Yes, there are idiot savants but those are the few exceptions to the rule that excellent memory is a primary need.

There are many humans with high IQ’s doing some pretty stupid things so IQ alone should never be used to judge how smart and talented an individual really is. A lifetime is ultimately the determiner of how smart and talented you have been and no subjective culturally biased test of mental ability will predict how smart or talented you will be in life. Excellent social skills are frequently more important for leaders than book learning and scoring high on a standardized test.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT INTELLIGENCE

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Many intelligent humans are also smart but some are not and there are humans who are smart and not very intelligent. When you read this blog then hopefully you will know what the difference between intelligence and smarts is.

There is no mathematical formula which can predict intelligent behavior and even an IQ score on tests only determines how good you are at analyzing and understanding the written content and your ability to manipulate numbers and mathematical concepts. IQ is highly dependent on how good a memory you have and the quantity and quality of the information which you have learned.

Even high IQ humans can do some very stupid things and may have very little logical ability.They may be handicapped when it comes to managing humans or dealing with them successfully on an emotional level called emotional intelligence EQ. Most humans are highly emotional creatures who seldom think things through logically and don’t make many smart logical decisions but rather make many emotionally biased choices in life. EQ is frequently much more important in life than IQ if you have to interact much with humans.

Further you can be very intelligent in a field of expertise or profession such as medicine but be very bad in household repairs and not be handy with tools at all so one can say that you are only intelligent mostly in your field of expertise. 

In human relationships due to an over inflated ego or excessive pride you may act foolishly or inappropriately with humans on many levels and not be considered very intelligent by them.

In the real world who you know is sometimes more important than what you know and a smart human will know the difference and adjust accordingly.

The quality of the information which you have learned is more important than a quantity of information much of which may be trivial in nature or over specialized and practically useless when you try to achieve goals in life.

It is commonly said that someone may have book smarts but not practical smarts or an ability to analyze a real life situation and solve problems associated with the situation. Experience in problem solving is also a factor to be considered in smart behavior.

Efficiency also enters the evaluation of intelligence and if you are naturally slow and make more mistakes than is considered standard then you are not as intelligent or more accurately not as smart about a situation. You can act very logically in some situations and be very smart or very emotionally and irrationally in many situations and not be smart.

Finally if you are gifted with talent which usually means a very good memory and good relationship or communication skills which are mostly learned then you may have the potential to become a celebrity, a very good leader, and may become rich with money in life. Getting rich, becoming a celebrity, or becoming a good leader is not a guarantee since very many intelligent humans are not celebrities or very good leaders and some are rather poor money wise. Famous humans usually have much EQ and enough IQ to make it big.

You can be intelligent and not very smart or good at solving important problems in life and ultimately being smart is much more important than being intelligent for the common human.

Smart: adj. a human having complete logical reasoning skills and successfully applying them to solve political and social and economic and scientific problems

Intelligent: adj. possessing the ability to memorize and process much information but it is not frequently a measure of how smart you are in life

 

 

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ALMOST EVERYONE IS INTELLIGENT AND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE SMART!!!!!!

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Intelligent: adj. possessing the ability to memorize and process much information but it is not a measure of how smart you are in life

Smart: n. a human having complete logical reasoning skills and successfully applying them to solve political and social and economic and scientific problems

Have you ever envied the humans with large IQ’s and thought

If only I was as smart as them I would be better off in this world and my life would be more enjoyable.

Wrong!

Almost everyone is intelligent and most of us have similar brain sizes and the only reason you have been stereotyped as less smart is because you have a memory which is not as good as the memory of those with large IQ’s.

You too can learn the thousand and one trivial facts and synonyms and antonyms and thousands of words and verbose book information which those with large IQ’s have memorized.

But why should you?

They are not much smarter than you and many are less smart with so much education which has brainwashed them into thinking that they know everything there is to know and are in positions where they think they have the right to communicate to you what is right and wrong and how you should live your life.

Your memory is not so good but that does not mean that you can’t be smarter than them.

All you need is a quality education based on facts and the truth and you will be smarter than the humans with large IQ’s in this world.

Where do you get such valuable education?

Read my evergreen truth blogs and then if you begin to feel smarter then read some or every evergreen book which I have published especially COMMON SENSE and you will begin to feel confident in knowing that you are indeed smarter than almost every human in leadership positions in politics and society and economics and education.

If you take some or all of my advice then you can go on the internet, use search engines, and read what really interests you and you will be much better able to separate fact from fiction and view the articles with an analytical knowing insight. You too will not fall prey to the myths and deceptions which are being propagandized on the internet in politics, society, economics and education. You will know the truth much better and be able to laugh a little at human stupidity and truly find solutions to any problems which you may have in life.

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