The following Picture Story gives answers to questions such as:
Genesis or origin of intelligence, what is intelligence, and how does intelligence work.
Or in other words: what makes humans different from animals.
1 - Most animals also have intelligence but much less than humans.
For example: to transfer a message a lion urinates on a bush;
we place a no entry sign.
2 - A lot of research has been done to find out how our brains operate when thinking intelligently.
Still there is not even a general agreement of what intelligence is.
It is difficult if you do not know what to look for.
3 - Usually scientific research is applied to find an answer to a question about a phenomena.
People sometimes use their imagination to solve a problem and see how it works.
I did the same and replaced research with imagination.
4 - My imagination says:
Intelligence is the power of the brain to create a new manipulation which is advantageous to the manipulator .
Manipulation here is : processing objects and matter and not misleading anybody.
5 - Example: you see our distant predecessor eating fruits.
On the left he is still biting the fruits from the branches.
But he developed holding devices which enabled him to pick the fruits.
His intelligence created a new manipulation so he could reach fruits too far away from his mouth.
6 - Manipulation is the core of my theory.
Why manipulation and not speech or social behaviour?
Manipulation brought us a highly developed society.
The chimp on the left could already crush a note with a rock, mankind made the wheel and attached parts with bolts and nuts.
Language and social behavior made it possible to perfect the manipulations to high standards, but no more than that.
7 - How did an animal become intelligent?
A child does not always inherit exactly the same genes as his parents.
Sometimes a gene deviates during copying, we call this a mutation. A gene defines a property.
When a new property means better survival it will remain as a new property.
In this way intelligence originated for animals as an inheritable property.
8 - The initial intelligence had a limit for inventing new manipulations.
This is part of the intelligence theory F.
See intelligence as a bottle containing manipulations.
Manipulations were added as a result of intelligence.
But a bottle has a limited content.
No more new manipulations could be added to a full bottle.
9 - When the bottle was full, a new mutation could enlarge the bottle.
Now the creation of new manipulations could be continued
until either the manipulation power was exhausted or the bottle was full again.
10 - Now another look.
The mutation which generated intelligence occurred to all animals from the moment they existed.
All animals have the power to create new manipulations, whether it is a fish, bird or snake, it does not matter.
But see how this works out.
11 - Each specie of animals has his own history in evolving him
from embryonic stem cell to the present state.
During that evolution his bottle grew (read intelligence) pending his capacity to manipulate.
12 - A few examples.
A deer can scrape snow to reach grass, lick off a new born calf, tear grass to eat but not much more.
He does not have the attributes to create any more new manipulations.
His bottle stayed very small.
13 - A robin, the bird with the red breast, performs better.
He can build an unbelievable ingenious nest with braches and straws
requiring many different manipulations with his bill and body only.
A human hand can hardly imitate this. But a robin does it, but not much more.
14 - A jackdaw, the smaller nephew of the crow, is better still,
he has strong bill and claws which can grasp, he opens nuts.
He can hoist a fat-ball suspended on a rope.
He is famous for his cleverness.
15 - But the champion among the animals is the chimpanzee.
He uses rocks, sticks and straws as a tool because his hands enable him to do so.
He crushes a nut with a rock and fishes ants out of their nest with a straw.
16 - But the best manipulator in the world is us,
because our hands are able to perform an almost unlimited variation of manipulations.
We can split wood requiring much force but also place a thread through the eye of a needle requiring delicate manoeuvering.
17 - If we consolidate the examples and put the bottles together, we can conclude
that the more an animal can manipulate the more his bottle could evolve to a higher size.
That is why animals differ in intelligence and why mankind exceeds all animals in intelligence.
18 - The Greek philosopher Anaxagoras, who lived long before Christ (500-428 BC),
already saw a similarity between body shape and intelligence.
A few authors of this time also assume the hands shape our brain.
Today you are a witness of the birth of a new theory.
A theory that explains exactly what intelligence is
and how the hands were the facilitator of our intelligence.
This is completely new to the theory behind intelligence.
Now you have got to know the basic concepts of theory F.
They answer questions such as: (4) What is intelligence; (5) How does intelligence operate;
(7) How did intelligence arise and (17) Why are we different from an animal.
There is still the concept of arsenal to be added.
It is the total number of manipulations which an animal has.
That number is also a measure of his intelligence (17).
This designation is called: IN (Intelligence Number).