What is intelligent?

  • (adj): Exercising or showing good judgment.
    Example: "An intelligent solution"
    Synonyms: healthy, levelheaded, sound
    See also — Additional definitions below

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List Of Atheists (surnames T To Z)
... Tipler answers that they will be extremely intelligent beings, and therefore extremely curious, interested in all the variations that preceded them, from the very beginning ... Democratic nomination and elect a person who seems to be not just enormously intelligent but also deeply humane and seems to have an imagination." Watson, James D.James D ... say so if He existed? A direct implication of intelligent design, is that it could only have been carried out by a God ...

More definitions of "intelligent":

  • (adj): Having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree.
    Example: "Is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"

Famous quotes containing the word intelligent:

    The trail of the serpent reaches into all the lucrative professions and practices of man. Each has its own wrongs. Each finds a tender and very intelligent conscience a disqualification for success. Each requires of the practitioner a certain shutting of the eyes, a certain dapperness and compliance, an acceptance of customs, a sequestration from the sentiments of generosity and love, a compromise of private opinion and lofty integrity.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    We all agree now—by “we” I mean intelligent people under sixty—that a work of art is like a rose. A rose is not beautiful because it is like something else. Neither is a work of art. Roses and works of art are beautiful in themselves. Unluckily, the matter does not end there: a rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind.
    Clive Bell (1881–1962)

    Novelists are perhaps the last people in the world to be entrusted with opinions. The nature of a novel is that it has no opinions, only the dialectic of contrary views, some of which, all of which, may be untenable and even silly. A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although ... he may be permitted to be an intellectual.
    Anthony Burgess (b. 1917)