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Director Research Analysis, NOVA Town Futuristic Development

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REVISING OUR HUMAN INTELLIGENCE ON A DIFFERENT SCALE. Can we augment our own perceptions and improve our mentality (not technology) ?

In this modern age of technology that allows any of us to communicate almost instantly worldwide we understand each other no better than millennia ago.
We do experience the laws of our own limitations in perceiving but commonly do not admit them. Can we augment our own perceptions and improve our mentality (not technology) for to exist within the natural world more intelligently?

Lets remember that no living creature can fly out of its own mind to observe the world "objectively", as it is.

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    Jul 29 2011: Yes, I believe we can, as intelligence is not fixed but can be changed and upgraded with study, discipline, and seeking to improve. Howard Gardner in Frames of Mind shows how everyone can be smart and after 15 years of teaching middle school students I have seem them improve their mental abilities through use of the ways that they learn. Unless there is a malfunction of the brain itself through birth defects or damage becoming smarter and a better communicator is a choice each person makes I think. Look at this community for example and you questions specifically. You are getting smarter as you read each persons answer and you are developing a better thinking pattern. Congratulations you are raising your Intelligence Quotient!!!!!!
    • Jul 30 2011: I personally am a fan of Howard Gardner's take on intelligence. It rids one of the thought, "I'm bound to not get smarter just because of my genes". Good post, James!

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