A new measure of intelligence: Big-picture thinking trumps narrow-minded
the various realms of science, medicine, experts and world events, I've
come to the conclusion that our modern definition of "intelligence"
(IQ) is seriously lacking. The label of "high IQ" is typically
assigned to those who are experts in narrowly-defined fields such as disease
pathology, pharmacology, particle physics, mathematics or other so-called
"hard science" areas. And yet, it's not uncommon to see a high-level
mathematics professor with an IQ of 175 chowing down on a processed hamburger
laced with toxic chemical additives, while wearing clothes washed in carcinogenic
mainstream laundry detergent.
professor may be brilliant in mathematics, in other words, but he's unknowingly
bathing his entire body in cancer-causing chemicals at the same time.
a typical conventional doctor thinks he knows about health, but he buys
breakfast cereals made with genetically modified corn and doesn't even know
that GMOs are bad for your health. A quantum physics professor wears antiperspirant
deodorant and cologne products that contain powerful cancer-causing chemicals
that are absorbed right through the skin. A pharmacist who is an expert
in the world of drugs and synthetic chemicals has no clue that the common
mineral zinc is crucial for proper immune function.
architects for some reason don't question the collapse of the WTC 7 building
on 9/11 even though the official explanation of the collapse violates the
laws of physics (a subject in which architects are well-versed). Chemists
don't consider the chemistry of the toxic shampoos they put on their hair
every day. Nor do many scientists think realistically about the toxicity
of mercury fillings or the fluorosilicic acid ("fluoride") dumped
into the public water supply. I could go on...
point of all this is that there exists a huge gap in practical intelligence
among the so-called "smartest" people in our society. I've spoken
with countless doctors and conventional health care providers who are brilliant
in their own fields and yet don't even know the basics of nutrition. So
how can it be that a guy is so smart he can be the world's best brain surgeon,
but when he goes home at night, he bathes his own brain and body in a sea
of toxic chemicals consumed as additives in his processed food dinner?
Most people can't assimilate the big picture
lacking in these so-called "smart" people is the ability to see
the bigger picture by assimilating information from a large number of seemingly
unrelated sources. Or, stated in another way, even some of the most high-IQ
people around can't see the big picture because they get lost in the details.
typical oncologist, for example, almost certainly can't hold an intelligent
conversation about nutritional therapies to support immune function because
he only thinks of antioxidants as "interfering" with the toxicity
of his cancer poisons. Likewise, a typical virologist persistently looks
at viruses as the cause of disease but forgets that viruses are opportunists
which can only propagate when the terrain is sufficiently vulnerable. Thus,
the best defense against invading microorganism is to change the terrain
(the person being infected) rather than to try to rid the immediate area
of all viruses.
Memorization is not intelligence
the very concept of "intelligence" in our society is way off the
mark. It isn't intelligent to be able to memorize and regurgitate a huge
number of facts and figures, yet this is precisely the measure of academic
aptitude assessed in modern educational systems -- especially in law school
and medical school. To function as a crude human database of facts and figures
is not very useful in an age where handheld computers and mobile computing
devices can do the same thing.
what computers and search engines can't accomplish -- something that is
uniquely reserved for intelligent species -- is the ability to assimilate
information into a larger picture. It is, in other words, the ability to
"connect the dots" and see patterns and trends in what might seem
like chaos to others.
physicist Richard Feynman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Feynman
was an especially gifted pattern assimilator. He was able to look far beyond
the conventional boundaries of particle physics and grasp many of the non-intuitive
interconnections between matter, energy and the nature of reality itself.
more practical level, people like Gerald Celente and even Alex Jones are
also phenomenally gifted pattern assimilators. It's not that they are ridiculously
good at remembering a lot of facts and figures in one very narrow area of
science or knowledge; rather it's the fact that these types of people are
able to see patterns in world events and thereby interact with the world
around them at a far higher level of understanding than most other people.
a typical journalist sees a headline that says, "GMO restrictions called
unscientific" and thinks it's merely a story about how un-educated
GMO opponents are, a more intelligent "pattern assimilator" person
sees the same headline and understands the far deeper meaning it holds:
That the GMO propaganda campaign is being framed in the language of "science"
as a way to label reasonable opponents of GMOs as being somehow uneducated
or stupid. But behind the fake science curtain, it's really just gimmicky
marketing and a profit-driven agenda.
pattern behind all that, of course, is the agenda to control the world's
food supply and, soon thereafter, charge monopoly prices for seeds (TM)
that farmers used to be able to save for free.
people are able to see the story behind the story. These people are the
"meta-analyzers" of the world around them. They have what I call
a "wide angle view" (a big picture view) where they can bring
in observational data from a very large data set of observable events in
order to infer greater understanding of the world around them.
are just a few of the many pattern assimilators who are better known:
Celente can see the big picture of world finance. He sees the signs of the
slipping value of the dollar, the leveraged debt of world banks, the actions
of the Fed, the Wall Street bailouts, the news propaganda from the financial
sector, and so on -- and from all that, he correctly infers that a global
debt bubble is approaching catastrophic collapse.
of his colleagues, on the other hand, even though they may achieve high
scores on an IQ test, are scribbling away with their noses buried in the
arcane mathematics of derivatives calculations, and they miss the big picture
because their minds are too narrowly focused on a tiny slice of what's really
happening. When the big financial collapse comes, they will be caught with
their pants down, holding their pencils in their hands.
John Perkins is also another big-picture genius, in his own way, for being
able to see the patterns of government actions on a global scaled. He's
the author of the popular book "Economic Hit Men" (and also "Hoodwinked"),
and he sees patterns in the world that nearly everyone else misses. You
can see my interview with Perkins, by the way, at: http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=83B1AF93091799E7CEB88C5C459A530B
nutrition front, Dr Richard Kunin is one of the most remarkable pattern
assimilators you'll ever find. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Kunin
Here's a genius the world has largely overlooked.
Jones is one of the more astonishing assemblers of patterns out of chaos.
His ability to see the underlying patterns behind world events is truly
amazing, and whether you agree with his conclusions or not, his mind is
able to amass an extraordinarily large amount of data from many sectors
(health freedom, police state actions, legislative efforts and so on) and
then identify patterns that most other people would miss. You can find Alex
the bigger picture doesn't make you any more popular
list is by no means exhaustive. There are many genius-level pattern assimilators
in our world. They are rarely recognized for their talents, however. If
anything, those who "get" the big picture are often derided or
criticized for doing so. Connecting too many dots, it seems, is dangerous
for your reputation. Those who have the most success in the sciences (in
particular), are the ones who keep their heads down and focus on their own
tiny little corner of study without asking any of the really big questions
like, "Hey, where did this grant money really come from?"
myself something of a pattern assimilator, as I see patterns from one area
of knowledge often reflected in another. For example, if our global economy
is like a world body, what would fit the definition of a cancer tumor engaged
in angiogenesis? The answers is corporations, because corporations hijack
their own supply of resources (much like cancer tumors build a new blood
supply), then grow to a large and dangerous size at which point they begin
to replicate and set up branch offices all over the world where the tumor
cycle is repeated. And just like cancer tumors, corporations ultimately
threaten the lives of their hosts.
avid reader and student of human history, psychology and even quantum mechanics,
I feel competent to discuss the history of philosophy as much as, say, the
modern-day repeating of patterns of tyranny from World War II.
most promising and fascinating area of human discovery about to be achieved,
in my opinion, relates to the superposition of quantum physics and human
consciousness. This will result in a paradigm-shattering shift in understanding
the nature of our reality, with ripple effects that resound throughout our
modern world. Once Earth's people come to realize, for example, that matter
is consciousness (and that all consciousness is connected), the implications
will require profound rethinking of things such as compassion for animals,
religious beliefs and self identity. This is the really exciting stuff that's
headed our way.
we'll never get to a higher understanding of consciousness if we remain
"experts" limited to our tiny alcoves of knowledge. To really
function as intelligent members of a race that has been advertised as "advanced,"
we must expand not just the depth of our knowledge but the breadth of our
that, of course, means understanding the interconnectedness of our being-ness.
It is the interconnectedness that really matters, quite literally (ahem).
us hope that more members of the human species can learn to recognize the
interconnectedness among not just people, plants and animals, but at another
level the interconnectedness of mind, matter and energy, too. To gain understanding
of this interconnectedness is -- to paraphrase quite a number of scientists
and philosophers from human history -- to become closer to God. He who can
see all interconnectedness in life and the cosmos is, of course, God Himself.
and recognize the patterns in the reality we apparently inhabit is, in my
view, the most important next step necessary for the advancement of human
intelligence. Importantly, this advancement cannot come from the sciences
alone. It must involve a so-called "quantum leap" in consciousness.
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com