March 18th, 2009

Interesting words

"Psychologists and philosophers have wasted much time and paper trying to decide what constitutes intelligence, whereas almost any school-child can tell you in a minute that it is the ability to learn. Knowledge is the material stored; intelligence is the capacity for using it. Hence one can understand why knowledge may be added to as long as one lives, but learning capacity reaches a maximum early in life, generally before twenty, and thereafter it remains essentially unchanged. Defect of knowledge constitutes ignorance; defect of intellect constitutes stupidity."
Karl A. Menninger