Subject: Re: one small function
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 22:29:39 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* 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.

* (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.