Friday, September 19, 2008

Intelligence and being right.

Taken from Gene Expression:
The intelligent can be wrong very coherently. The intelligent can be right very coherently. The stupid can be wrong very incoherently. The stupid can be right very incoherently. The intelligent can do some stupid things very quickly. The stupid can do many stupid things very slowly. The intelligent are good at extrapolating, so they can assert the absurd rationally from absurd axioms. The unintelligent are not good at extrapolating, so they may reject the absurd from absurd axioms, despite acceding to absurd axioms because of their lack of inferential capacity.
This is an interesting commentary, seeming to build on the saying, "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time."

1 comment:

Fran├žois said...

Reminds me of my logic prof from St A's -from a contradiction, anything follows. She used to say that meant it was useless arguing with people.