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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 is the natural ability to organize independently.

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 natural language is an intelligent system, predictions can be made on the intelligence that will be found in language:
1. Natural language will have self-organizing abilities;
2. In expressing knowledge, the language center of the sender’s brain will add clues to the knowledge that is expressed, how the knowledge is organized in the brain of the sender;
3. In receiving knowledge, the language center of the receiver’s brain will use the clues that are added to the received knowledge, in order to organize the knowledge in the brain of the receiver.

In all languages, there will be specific words – or word 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.

Natural intelligence applied to natural language is called: natural meaning.


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