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Learning Smart

Instead of focusing on learning facts, we should first concentrate on how to best learn. Learning facts first often teaches thinking skills limited to the specific fact set. The result is rote memorization without the ability to self improve learning and thinking skills. Critical learning and thinking skills include: Observation – it’s important to know …

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Point of View Defines Problems

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. F. Scott Fitzgerald The definition of a problem is two forces or ideas that seem to oppose each other. A spatial mapping of opposition involves vectors that are …

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Synthetic Intelligence (SI)

As we develop intelligence, we learn to abstract basic patterns from the swirl of chaotic information around us. Then we learn to extrapolate expansions and trends based upon those basic abstractions and this allows us to begin to predict. By observing the success of our predictions, we can modify the process of abstraction and extrapolation …

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A Postulate of Mind

A mind is a system of thinking, analyzing and predicting. Simple organisms have simple minds that react to their environment in simple ways. Mostly, it involves a process of observation and some form of copying or replicating. A simple trial and error program might respond to a stimulus by either moving toward it or away …

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