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Are we all simplistic in nature.

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posted on Mar, 8 2005 @ 10:59 AM
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People are classified on a scale of smartness when everybody in the world is simplistic to his or herself in their base intelligenge. What i mean is that if u find something very easy like maths or some other academic subject then u are not really clever in a sense because it is so simplistic in your way of thinking, it is only the differences between people that make us 'smart' or 'dumb'. In this sense these words have no meaning whatsoever, this applies to everything in life which also makes the word complex baseless as it is subjective to what people find simple or not.
What i am getting at is this: Does complexity exist or is it soley based on what reference point we use, in a human case the dicrepency between the 'elite' the 'average' and the 'dumb'?




posted on Mar, 8 2005 @ 11:11 AM
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Originally posted by ufo3
People are classified on a scale of smartness when everybody in the world is simplistic to his or herself in their base intelligenge. What i mean is that if u find something very easy like maths or some other academic subject then u are not really clever in a sense because it is so simplistic in your way of thinking, it is only the differences between people that make us 'smart' or 'dumb'. In this sense these words have no meaning whatsoever, this applies to everything in life which also makes the word complex baseless as it is subjective to what people find simple or not.
What i am getting at is this: Does complexity exist or is it soley based on what reference point we use, in a human case the dicrepency between the 'elite' the 'average' and the 'dumb'?



No. We believe some thing's are complex.....However once these tasks have been tried, tested and completed and then successfully duplicated then the situation becomes simple because we know it. Simple. If you don't know how it works it is complex but once you know, well you know and it becomes easy to do. As for math's geniuses these are just some very clever people lucky enough to be able to work out complex equations in their head.



 
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