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Camp Statement

Go live Time : 02 February 2023, 07:42 AM

The word intelligence can mean different things to different people and is certainly used in some very different ways in particular contexts. 

This subcamp asserts that intelligence per se is more than just cleverness. We think this is an important point because there are some very clever or "smart" people in the world who end up doing some very counter productive things, sometimes to the extent of resulting in great harm and destruction. 

We think that real intelligence involves the detection and avoidance of any behaviour which is intrinsically self-defeating. This definition takes the concept of intelligence out of the problematic thinking around relative "IQ" and into the domain of reason and, hopefully, wisdom.

There is another Yes sub camp which (at the moment, just) touches on the ethical/moral dimension so here the concern is about being truly reasonable. 

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