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3. The fundamental approach of Thinknowlogy

Since the origin of life is subject to discussion, the starting point of all research involved with the origin of life depends on the world view of the researcher. It includes the way the field of AI and NLP is researched, in regard to intelligence, natural language and laws of nature:

• Despite centuries of 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. Evolutionists consider the origin of intelligence as one of the biggest mysteries. And regarding to research on the origin of language: “One problem makes the topic difficult to study: the lack of direct evidence2;

• According to the biblical world view, God has created laws of nature to make his creation run like clockwork, in a unified, structured and deterministic 3 way. It means, all natural phenomena must obey these laws of nature. It means, it must possible to define intelligence in a unifying, structured and deterministic (=implementable) way. And it means, all natural systems are intelligently designed. Being a natural communication system, also natural language must be intelligently designed. And because all natural phenomena are designed in a unified way, natural intelligence and natural language may be related. If so, it must possible to identify (Natural Laws of) Intelligence embedded in Grammar. Furthermore, according to the biblical world view, life and the universe were designed once. And no improvements were made afterwards. So, if intelligence and language are related, current languages must still share a common logic. Then – regardless of all their differences 4 – current languages must still obey the same laws of intelligence, as was designed in the beginning.


2 I own a printed copy of the Encyclopædia Britannica, the 1990 edition. On both topics, intelligence and language, it praises the founding fathers of the theory of evolution for their contribution to these topics. But why praising the founding fathers, while their theory can’t explain “one of the biggest mysteries” (intelligence), and while it has “a lack of direct evidence” (regarding to language)?

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

4 The existence of entirely different languages today, is explained in the bible: “At one time all the people of the world spoke the same language and used the same words” (Genesis 11:1). During the building of the tower of Babel, God confused the tongues: “Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other” (Genesis 11:7).