• Well, not so much the first case. Intelligence is loosely defined by mental adaptability, not by knowledge. So think of a river flowing from the mountains into the ocean. Knowledge is akin to how much is in the ocean. Intelligence is akin to how efficient the river is at moving water from one place to the ocean. The Theory of Multiple Intelligences models intelligence as ones ability to absorb information in various ways (each way being one of the multiple intelligences), so, in that case, it's more like a network of rivers than just a single flow. I'm no philosophical psychologist, but I'd take it one step further and say that there is a quantity of meta-intelligence that is even more important, which is one's ability to adapt not only the information presented, but the method in which it is presented, such that someone with high meta-intelligence is more likely to adapt to however information is presented in the moment.

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