Subject: Re: one small function From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 22:29:39 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Erik Naggum > Intelligent people can be far more stupid than unintelligent people, > because the latter do not have the intellectual capacity of the former to > create a "better" world of their own in which they can pretend to liv, > and get away with it. Intelligence is merely higher ablity, stupidity is > the lack of skill in using whatever abilities you have. * firstname.lastname@example.org (Erann Gat) | stu·pid - adj. stu·pid·er, stu·pid·est | | 1.Slow to learn or understand; obtuse. | 2.Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes. | 3.Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; | ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ | foolish or careless: a stupid mistake. | 4.Dazed, stunned, or stupefied. | 5.Pointless; worthless: a stupid job. I do not think you are supporting any actual disagreement with me. Both actions and people may be intelligent, but "intelligent" has a different meaning in each of those cases. Only meaning 1 above is therefore _actually_ related to intelligence, the rest of them are clearly supporting my take on this distinction, and _particularly_ meaning 3. /// -- In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none. In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.