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Clever vs. intelligent?

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• Is the world eternal? YES
• Do humans have contra-causal free will (i.e., can humans do otherwise)? NO
• Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? YES
• Do humans have souls? YES
• Are there natural rights? YES
• Is it morally permissible to eat meat? NO
• Is the unexamined life worth living? NO
• Is truth subjectivity? YES
• Is virtue necessary for happiness? YES
• Can a computer have a mind? YES
• Can humans know reality as it is in itself? YES
• Is hell other people? YES
• Can art be created accidentally? NO
• Can we change the past? NO
• Are numbers real? NO
• Is it always better to know the truth? YES

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  1. Clay says:

    To be clever is to be quick witted, original, or bright.

    To be intelligent
    A) The capacity to acquire and apply knowledge.
    B) The faculty of thought and reason.

    I’m somewhat slow witted so I’m definitely not clever. When I have a dictionary to define the information that is presented to me I tend to do alright.

    I was once told that intelligence was like the processing power in a computer and wisdom was the information on the hard drive. I suppose cleverness is simply well written software.

    Any thoughts on this computer analogy?


  2. Jordan says:

    He makes reference to the Black Sabbath song “Paranoid” in the first paragraph. But Ritchie Blackmore was the guitarist in Deep Purple, not Black Sabbath. What a noob. Obviously not intelligent.


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