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25 Quotes on the Complexity of Human Intelligence

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25 Quotes on the Complexity of Human Intelligence

We have learned a lot from our podcast interviews and casual conversations about complex adaptive systems. And recently, we have taken a closer look at how we define human intelligence. In the Webster dictionary, "intelligence" is defined as –the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations. But, we feel that this definition and the cultural understanding of this word, limits the holistic nature of true human intelligence.  

 So, we were curious to learn more about the nuance, scope and scale of human abilities. And began wondering, what does it really mean to be intelligent? 

Here are some of our favorite quotes that we believe capture the complexity of true human intelligence:

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Why We Love Alan Watts!

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Why We Love Alan Watts!

"Life is a game of hide and seek, because life is pulsation. On and off. All life is this flickering in and out, only there are enormous rhythms in it." - Alan Watts

In information theory the smallest unit of information is called a "bit" - yes or no, black or white, beginnings and ends. I think it's useful to contemplate the dance of opposing forces, because the way they work together is the essence of change and creative tensionWe create distinctions of meaning by knowing what a thing is not as often as by knowing what it is.... 

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