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2.1. Natural intelligence

In order to contribute to science, intelligence need to be defined in a unifying, fundamental (=natural) and deterministic 6 (=implementable) way:

Natural intelligence basically means: self-organization.

It is the extent to which one is able to independently:
group what belongs together;
separate what doesn't belong together;
archive what is no longer relevant;
plan future actions;
foresee the consequences that the planned actions will have;
learn from mistakes.

Assuming that language is an intelligent system, predictions can be made on the intelligence that will be found in language.

In all languages, there will be specific words (or constructions) for:
grouping knowledge that belongs together;
separating knowledge that doesn't belong together;
archiving knowledge that is no longer relevant;
planning future actions;
foreseeing the consequences that the planned actions will have;
learning from mistakes.

And this natural intelligence applied to natural language is called: natural meaning.


6 deterministic: “the doctrine that all facts and events exemplify natural laws”.