What is Intelligence?


I would probably use an empty room located right behind my classroom for Turing Test activity. Our students would find such activity very informative and fun at the same time.


Einstein said, “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” Socrates said, “I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.” For centuries, philosophers have tried to pinpoint the true measure of intelligence. More recently, neuroscientists have entered the debate, searching for answers about intelligence from a scientific perspective: What makes some brains smarter than others? Are intelligent people better at storing and retrieving memories? Or perhaps their neurons have more connections allowing them to combine dissimilar ideas? How does the firing of microscopic neurons lead to the sparks of inspiration behind the atomic bomb? Or to Oscar Wilde’s wit?


I agree with this philosophy. Intelligence is the constant venture to be educated through various means of life as oppose to reading a dictionary, restating definitions and not at all understanding its meaning or seeking its value/aplication.