Properties of Intelligence
(1) Intelligence (consciousness) is a basic ingredient of the universe and forms an integral part of its fabric along with matter-energy and space-time.
(2) The non-linear evolution of intelligence toward increasingly complex states has a direct mathematical relationship to and interdependence with the entropic process of matter-energy.
(3) The non-linear evolution of intelligence (consciousness) toward increasingly complex states has a direct relationship and interdependence with the spatial expansion of the universe.
(4) There has been an evolution of intelligence toward increasingly complex states which has occurred non-linearly through natural selection, resulting in greater information storage and more complex organisms.
(5) In lifeforms, intelligence is manifested across a wide spectrum and can even be viewed as a continuum with man at the upper end and the most basic and simplest lifeforms at the lower end.
(6) The gene is the basic unit that contains the ultimate blueprint for the great variety of ways in which intelligence manifests itself in all lifeforms; however, the environment is a potent modifier and plays a large role in determining the ultimate level of intelligence that any organism eventually achieves.
(7) Intelligence permeates and governs the motion and direction of all living tissue (plant and animal) and is also manifested at the cellular level.
(8) There is evidence for the existence of intelligence in non- living matter.
(9) There will continue to be further evolution of intelligence at a non-linear exponential rate.
(10) Intelligence either guides the application of physical forces or is itself a force, thus causing or directing the motion of matter-energy and driving the evolutionary mechanism.
(11) The level of intelligence reached by any organism or species is partially dependent upon the sum total of all physical forces operating within the surrounding environment.
(12) Consciousness is an attribute of intelligence, which exists as a spectrum and is not limited to humans.
(13) Human consciousness is most often experienced in an ordinary state; however, it can also occur at times in a variety of altered states.
(14) States of supraconsciousness are obtainable that can lead to the creation of higher-order concepts and a greater understanding of our reality.
(15) The emotions system is a higher-level property of intelligence, and the emotions experienced by an organism affect its intelligence and the way that it expresses itself.
(16) The presence of drives is a property of intelligence at all levels, but is best appreciated in higher lifeforms.
(17) All disease is the result of partial failure within the intelligence system of any organism.
(18) Intelligence is a universal phenomenon and is present wherever matter and energy exist.
(19) Information content throughout the universe is continuing to evolve toward states of increasing complexity.
(20) Intelligence appears to manifest a process of self-generating complexity as an inherent basic property.
(21) The more intelligent any individual organism becomes, the greater its chance of survival relative to members of its own species as well as to all other animal and plant life in general.
(22) Intelligence would appear to require a life cycle (fertilization to adulthood) to direct its spatial concentration.
(23) Intelligence, like matter and energy, cannot be destroyed.
(24) Intelligence will be influenced by relativistic principles as are matter-energy and space-time.
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