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Sometimes scientists stare blindly at theories, while the answer in nature is obvious. That is also the case with the search for natural intelligence. Many scientists assume that intelligence originated in neurons. But I have discovered that neurons are not essential to natural intelligence, in the same way as feathers and flapping wings are not essential to aviation. Hence, despite all kinds of "hopeful" terms, simulated neural networks are not naturally intelligent. And they will never become intelligent by themselves.

I have discovered what natural intelligence is:

• I have identified the human language and spacial information as sources of natural intelligence;
• Science relies on the assumption that we live in an ordered universe, that is subject to exact, deterministic and consistent laws of nature. In search for the laws of nature involved with intelligence, I have discovered that natural intelligence is in fact a set of naturally occurring logic, which is more advanced than the logic already described by scientists;
• Focusing on the human language, I have described Laws of Intelligence that are naturally found in the Human Language;
• So, how did this advanced logic got embedded in the human language? I assume that the human language is intelligently designed. And I assume that the intelligent design of the human language can be unraveled through reverse engineering.

Using reverse engineering, I have discovered logical structures – reasoning constructs – which gives the human language its self-organizing capabilities. By utilizing the self-organizing properties of language, my software – called Thinknowlogy – is the world's only self-organizing reasoning system.

I have also discovered that logic is (almost) language independent. By configuring the logic of my system for multiple languages, Thinknowlogy is also the world's only multilingual grammar-based reasoning system: English, Spanish, French, Dutch and Chinese. Apparently, languages of different language families share the same logic. This means to me that logic (God) must have existed before the human language existed.

Scientific challenge:

My automated reasoner has results that scientists can't deliver – under the same preconditions – using their theories. Therefore, I defy anyone to beat the simplest results of my reasoner in a generic (scientific, naturally) way, under the same preconditions as my system:
• from Controlled Natural Language (sentences with a very limited, delimited grammar), via algorithms, back to Controlled Natural Language;
• without pre-programmed knowledge;
• without human-written output sentences;
• without extensive word lists;
• in multiple languages;
• and published – free of charge – as open source software.

I am using fundamental science instead of cognitive science:

• Language is a natural phenomenon;
• Natural phenomena obey laws of nature;
• Laws of nature are investigated using fundamental science / basic research.

The Laws of Intelligence that are naturally found in the Human Language are demonstrated by:

Programming in natural language;
Reasoning in natural language:
      • drawing conclusions (more advanced than scientific solutions),
      • making assumptions (with self-adjusting level of uncertainty),
      • asking questions (about gaps in the knowledge),
      • detecting confirmations, conflicts and some cases of semantic ambiguity,
      • displaying justification reports for the self-generated knowledge;
Multilingualism, proving: Natural languages have one common and logical origin.

The invalidation of the theory of evolution as the explanation for the origin of intelligence, language and laws of nature:

• Despite exhaustive research, the theory of evolution still hasn't provided a satisfactory explanation for the origin of intelligence, language and laws of nature. Let alone, how they are related. Moreover, none of the phenomena that are exclusive to the theory of evolution – or its derivative theories – is applicable to daily life;
• According to the biblical world view, God has created laws of nature – including laws of intelligence – to make his creation run like clockwork. Being based on Laws of Intelligence that are naturally found in Language, only Thinknowlogy implements the intelligent function of words like definite article “the”, conjunction “or”, possessive verb “has/have” and past tense verbs “was/were” and “had”. Other Controlled Natural Language (CNL) reasoners are limited to sentences with verb “is/are” in the present tense. They don't accept the words mentioned above.

Thinknowlogy 2022r1

will be published in May 2022. It will add: reasoning with adjectives, and reasoning with negative definitions. See my planning for the other planned publications. Follow this project on Twitter, subscribe to project updates on GitHub or SourceForge, or receive an email when a new version is available.

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God has created laws of nature to make his creation run like clockwork. It includes: Laws of Intelligence that are naturally found in the Human Language. Thinknowlogy implements these natural laws of intelligence in software.