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2. 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 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 they consider the origin of language as “one of the hardest problems in science3;

• According to the biblical world view, all natural systems are created by God. It includes laws of nature, to make his creation run like clockwork, in a unified, structured and deterministic 4 way. It means that all natural phenomena must obey the laws of nature. So, it must be possible to define the laws of natural intelligence, in a unifying, structured and deterministic (=implementable) way. 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 the laws that are obeyed by language (Natural Laws of Intelligence embedded in Grammar), by which we are able to reconstruct the language center of our brain, by a process of reverse-engineering.

Furthermore, according to the biblical world view, life and the universe were all designed once. And no improvements were made afterwards. So, if intelligence and language are related, current languages may still share a common logic. Then – regardless of all their differences 5 – current languages may still obey the same laws of intelligence, as was designed in the beginning.

Proof of the pudding: An application to daily life. Because if research is evidence-based, this evidence can be applied to daily life. Or the other way around: If the result of research can't be applied to daily life, there was no real evidence.


3 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 theories haven’t provided a satisfactory explanation for the origin of intelligence, and while language still is “one of the hardest problems in science”?

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

5 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).