The Myth Of General Intelligence

I began seriously questioning my intelligence when I had plumbing problems. I can fill out forms, read and understand things, but the toilet didn’t care. It just wouldn’t flush. At that point I needed someone with plumbing intelligence. Intelligence, like any evolutionary trait, is an adaptation. It’s relative to environment, to a problem, to a task. No one is…

Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer living in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sign up for my newsletter at www.indi.ca, and you can reach me at indi@indi.ca.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Coping with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic: What can Pavlov’s dogs teach us?

The Funnel from Game A to Game B

Expressive Arts Therapy & Attachment

The Barnum’s Effect In Job Applications: How It Can Make Your Career Development Hard and How To…

All-or-Nothing Thinking

How negative is positive thinking?

How to Escape the Fear Virus in a Digital World

First Principles Thinking: A Simple Explanation

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
indi.ca

indi.ca

Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer living in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sign up for my newsletter at www.indi.ca, and you can reach me at indi@indi.ca.

More from Medium

Corporations Aren’t Human: They’re Super-Human

How Humans Must Adapt To Climate Collapse Or Die (And How We’ll Probably Die Anyways)

Climate Change is Widening the Wealth Divide

The Death Economy and “Radical Revolution of Values