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    This was a little debate me and my friends had and I would love to have some different views on this.
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    Can we truly define intelligence?
    Are there smart people? Sure. Or are they smart based on every definition of intelligence that we have accumulated?
    Is someone's will to learn what differentiates an intelligent person from someone who is not?
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    Intelligence in the traditional sense is definitely a thing. Many people can understand calculus with ease for example, but only a handful of people ever would have the insight and capability to write Principia, where it was first derived. I do believe ther is a certain level of give and take with it tho, many people who are clever in the tradtional sense lack profficiency in simple skills such as communication, whether this is due to the fact that they spend more time on academic pursuits or whether it is that they simply are worse at it remains to be seen
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    Yeah of course there's intelligence, but I think there's different levels e.g. social intelligence, intelligence for different subjects, sport intelligence etc. And they can be measured, just very carefully.
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    Nah, everyone's intelligent in their own special unique way xxxx
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    IQ is actually a decent predictor of longevity and success in life, but of course different people are better in different areas, such as logical reasoning etc (but don't listen to freeiqtest.biz or whatever)
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    There's different types of intelligence and I guess at the end of the day it is very subjective.
 
 
 
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