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Old 05-22-2012, 05:31 AM   #76
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:21 AM   #77
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:48 AM   #78
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thanks for all the replies! sorry... late response:

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I assume the OP just means "book smarts"
nope; not at all. intelligence covers many specific and abstract (and unknown) brain regions, although ability to communicate certainly wraps up the whole thing like a well-crafted burrito.

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seems like a lot of the smarter posters are the more cynical ones
that's as it should be IMO. think about the utter rubbish that we've been relentlessly spoon-fed since infancy and the only sane position left is to be a cynic upon most modern human affairs. that certainly leaves room for a lot of clueless and violent wackos, of course, but i happen to respect a different type of cynic, if you grok me.

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so what was i really aiming for by "absolute smartest people?"

i guess i'd say- not only terrific ability in any particular field (or a high ability across a number of areas), not only terrific ability (and patience) to communicate their understanding in these matters, but also a certain ability to understand the monumentally-challenging concept that 'many things can be true without necessarily contradicting each other'... one of the toughest and mind-blowing concepts for mortals to take on, evidently. one which tends to easily rip apart religion, cherished beliefs of all types, sentimentality, bigotry, and science and reasoning of even slightly-dated vintage.

another one i'll throw in there is the concept that ignorance is the foundation of all knowledge, wisdom, and indeed, enlightenment.

- blowhard gigantes, at your service, i'm sure.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:57 AM   #79
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:51 AM   #80
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thank you. we're up to seven very smart people, now.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:54 AM   #81
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:00 AM   #82
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:30 PM   #83
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what about dolphin... does he belong among the seven?
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:36 PM   #84
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dude you belong in that top seven, as do about three dozen others

nanners
icanziiravor
you
rainintwos
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intelligence gap between any two on that list isn't very wide
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:42 PM   #85
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:49 PM   #86
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:06 PM   #87
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:43 AM   #88
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I'm too humble to mention the fact that OP forgot to list me.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:45 AM   #89
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:08 AM   #90
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I'm too humble to mention the fact that OP forgot to list me.

I'm not.

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