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15 Dec 2004


Posted by Oblivion in General | 1:00pm

"Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom."

- Bertrand Russell

What kind of a mind can chance upon such insights? Is insight dependent on intelligence, or experience, or a chance combination of both? I vote for intelligence, because assuming an experience is quite affecting, yet it is intelligence that determines how one takes it and comes out of it. And, what determines intelligence in turn? Education? Genes? Or various factors else? Or is it independent of everything? If it is dependent, we come back to the point - it's all a game of chance, for there is absolutely no way in life to choose 'determinants'. Interesting anyways... need to think more...

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  1. By Vj

    16 Dec 2004, 12:01pm [ Reply ]

    great to know that ther's someone out there thinking about such things as seriously :) will surely check out 'dragons of eden'; thanks for the suggestion. btw, do you read russell and JK? if not, you may find them interesting.

  2. By Neurotron

    15 Dec 2004, 2:00pm [ Reply ]

    Amazing. I've been pondering these points for about 2 years now...am planning to do some serious research on the precise words you used - 'what determines intelligence?'!
    I'd recommend an old book by Carl Sagan called 'Dragons of Eden'. It's about the evolution of intelligence. You should check it out. :-)

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