1. Theory of intelligence
This second book on the Global Cognitive Theory is dedicated to the different meanings of the word intelligence and it defines the elegant intelligence as an active subject of knowledge management or popular concept of normal intelligence; this is, without pseudo-scientific refinements whose only aim is to deny the existence of said brain capacity.
I call them pseudo-scientists because for me it is obvious that this mentioned capacity exists and following Galileo's scientific method or, if preferred, the Veus vei method discoursed in Global Scientific Method, it is not necessary to demonstrate what is obvious; besides, sometimes it is not even possible to do so.
In the introduction of the first book on the Global Cognitive Theory, The Human Brain and Computers; it is discussed its general context within the books about evolution and cognitive psychology in Molwickpedia, which have all been included in the table of related links.
Also, in the section called Global Cognitive Theory included in the book The Human Brain and Computers, we can find a brief summary of all the four books that make it up. Besides, the main experimental psychology studies related to said theory are therein mentioned.
Chapter II of this book about the theory of intelligence, intuition and creativity tries, on one hand, to criticize the multiple concepts that are tried to get associated with the word intelligence, like the famous concepts of Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences and Daniel Goleman’s emotional intelligence. Likewise, on the other hand, it also tries to establish a definition that will include the essence of the popular concept of normal or general intelligence; in other words, when it is said that a person is intelligent.
Within the different serious concepts existing in the theory of intelligence, the capacity for making abstract relations has been chosen as the most appropriate definition.
A deepening into the theory of intelligence and into the knowledge about the conditions and mechanisms of these brain functions will lead us to the definition of conditional intelligence and to point out a very important special case: the answers reliability from the manager of said capacities.
These clarifications allow us to approach the concepts of intelligence in a strict sense, G factor, and discuss some particularities about the male and female brain. The cognitive capacity manager as a whole would be named therefore, for obvious reasons, as elegant intelligence.
Chapter III focuses on the most relevant types of operational conditions regarding the reliability and speed of the answers obtained by the intelligence manager. It is worth pointing out that due to the context of the Global Cognitive Theory, this analysis about the theory of intelligence is innovative.
Firstly, the automatic answers would be found, such as preconceptions or emotions, since, due to their nature, they must be answers of the unconscious.
In the second place, completely safe functions have been included, such as logical inference or the so called mathematical memory.
After that, if the requirements of reliability are reduced, we would come across intuition and normal memory.
Then, an approximation to the special cases of language and creativity is carried out, emphasizing the impressive speed as well as the reliability, which is not very high, of the first one; and the complexity of general relational functions and the existence of very powerful relational functions in a concrete matter in the case of creativity.
In mentioning the context of the Global Cognitive Theory, I was referring to the relation with the evolutionary psychology and, more specifically, with the General Theory of Conditional Evolution of Life.
The common discussion between the effects of inheritance and the environment in the theory of intelligence is considered in chapter III of this online book.
In the first part, we can find a review of the studies related to the genetic inheritance of intelligence and its interpretation in favor of the Global Cognitive Theory. Two possible methods or intelligence improvement procedures by means of genetic engineering are enclosed in this section.
A second block of ideas refers to the philosophical or sociological motivations opposed to the genetic influence on intelligence without any interest in the scientific truth, even denying the very concept of intelligence.
In spite of what was previously mentioned, in said chapter III the problems and the complexity of intelligence tests are admitted. Having said that, going to the moon was more difficult and, curiously, only some lunatics actually deny that man has been there.
Another section explains the experimental research difficulties in the theory of intelligence, specially the shortage of data source. This limitation is so strong that it can only be understood thanks to the social sensitivity that a major scientific rigor might entail.
Finally, chapter IV exposes the traffic light metaphor as an example of multiple concepts regarding the kindness of a car, showing the enormous complexity of possible routes, conditions and times; and simultaneously, the great simplicity of quality indicators when the same words are not used for different concepts.