Brian wrote: > > I suggest to you that math IS intelligence. > > It is the sine qua non of intelligence. > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sine_qua_non > > "Sine qua non". An indispensable and essential action, condition, or > ingredient. > > Here is a link to the 2005 recipients of the Macarthur Foundation's "genius > grants". > http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2005-09-19-macarthur-genius-grant_x.htm > > Among them are a sculptor, a filmmaker, a violinist, a writer, a painter, > and so on. > All of them are arguably highly intelligent. But I'll bet some in this > group > can't even balance their checkbook. > > Conversely there are many examples of autistic savants with exceptional > abilities > to multiply and divide large numbers in their heads or calculate square > roots, > but are arguably not very intelligent". > > > So, math is not a rock. > > A sign of intelligence is to reason abstractly from a concrete metaphor. > An ability you do not seem to possess. > > > Get it? > > Do you? > > > It is absolute intelligence. Complete and total intelligence. > > Hmmm, one of many definitions for God. > > Are you claiming Math is a Deity? > > Ought we to bow down and worship then?