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How does free will relate to intelligence?


Asked by outstandingLove at 4:42 PM on Feb. 24, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Intelligence is our ability to learn. Free will is our freedome to chose. By making choices we learn. Therefore free will gives us the oppertunity to use and exspand our intelligence.

    Answer by rena_goldmoon at 6:07 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • If you want an intelligent answer them perhaps you should be more specific in your question.

    Answer by indigostone at 4:48 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • *then (sorry sometimes my fingers have 10 little minds of their own - lol)

    Answer by indigostone at 4:48 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • The question is meant to be general. It's left up for interpretation.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 4:50 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • Intelligent people still have free will and may not always make the correct choices. Just because someone is intelligent, doesn't mean they don't make mistakes, give in to indulgences, etc.

    Answer by Littlebit722 at 4:51 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • Intelligent people ask questions, seek answers, and do not always have blind faith in something. That is in essence free will, you are free to either follow the flock, or go out on your own ideas and beliefs on how the world works.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:26 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • More intelligence=more free will. The more information we have on hand on a topic, the better we can discuss and think about it. The more we can think, the more we can think independantly of what we are taught. When that can happen, we can question our roles and purposes in life. When we can question our roles, we can question our creators control over our lives and choices. When we start questioning the control, we exert our free will more. Those who are less intelligent do not have less free will; they just have a limited knowledge of how to use it and how far thier own will reaches.

    That being said...if more intelligence=more free will, then would you rather be "free" or would you rather live in blissful unawareness?

    Nice convo starter outstandingLove!

    Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 5:40 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • rena_goldmoon: well said.



    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 7:32 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • I don't think much unless a person is mentally disabled.

    Answer by jaimie175 at 7:52 PM on Feb. 24, 2009