The word “intelligent” in the broadest sense is most often applied as a categorical error. To say that human beings are intelligent in the same way that scholars or astrophysicist are “more” intelligent, is not a rating of degree but is actually a categorical error, a sort of ideological consolidating propaganda.
To say that human beings are intelligent merely says that they manifest differently in the universe than other things that human beings come across. To refer to intelligence as anything other than that is an ideological move for consolidation and equivocation.
For, obviously tucker Carlson is intelligent, but the word applied to him doesn’t really mean very much.
So it is that the task before us is to distinguish knowledge from foolishness.
Because the world is filled with intelligent fools. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼