How intelligent are we really?

IntelliAntsWe, the Humans living in the beginning of the 21st century, are an arrogant bunch.
We have, for some reason, decided that we know pretty much everything there is to know about our Reality and how it works.

There are just the last few kinks to iron out – the God Particle to discover, the Unified Theory to complete, and we’re done – we’ll know everything.
In actuality, we’re so far behind in the understanding of the Universe that we think we’re ahead.

Imagine if worms were super-intelligent and learned a great deal about their environment.
They still wouldn’t know about the oceans and the mountains, about the clouds, the stars, the planet, the galaxies…

These things are just not part of the worms’ reality, but they are still very real.
And so, logically, we must assume that there is far more to our reality than what we know.

We must realise that clinging to what’s been verified by science as the only reality is just as stupid as for the worms to think that there’s nothing but dirt, roots and water.

For centuries, if not millennia, we’ve been convincing ourselves that we’re the ‘pinnacle of creation’ – the most intelligent creatures in the Universe, but is that really so? Logic suggests otherwise.

As the saying goes, perspective is everything. So the question to ponder is not how much we know, but how much we do not..

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