What are the key elements of cleverness, mental acuity, or what is sometimes loosely called "intelligence"? Some candidate factors:

Smart people unconsciously tap into many of the above sources of power during the thinking process. Smarter people consciously study and build capability in these areas. Mental processor speed is hard to increase (though strong coffee sometimes helps!); the other factors all can be cultivated and improved over time. That's called learning.

Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 09:29:08 (EST) = 1999-11-14

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