Unit 12 - Lesson A


What is the difference between ability and intelligence?

power or skill to do, make, or think;

He has the ability (UN) to do well.

His abilities (CN)re many.
capacity for learning, reasoning, and understanding:
Do computers have any intelligence?

Ability and Intelligence
They are not the same, but they are always found together. One has no ability without a degree of intelligence. One is not intelligent without the ability to use it. 
Ability is the application of any skill that requires intelligence to perform. 
Intelligence is the mental function of the brain to make and retain abstract concepts through logical reasoning. One is intelligent to degree that one does not permit his knowledge of reality to contain logical contradictions. 

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