In terminology, intelligence (TR:481) or “intellect”, from Latin intelligere, from inter- “between” + legere “choose, pick out, read”, is [add]. [1]

See main: Genius studies; Genius rankings
In 1926, American psychologist Catherine Cox, in her Early Mental Traits of Three Hundred Geniuses, using the Cattell 1000 (1894), the top one thousand eminent creators and leaders of western civilization, ranked the top 301 greatest geniuses, existive between 1450 and 1850, by intellect.

In 1994, Tony Buzan and Raymond Keene, in their Book of Genius, presented a ranking of the top 100 geniuses of all time.

In 2014, American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims initiated a work-in-progress up-to-date ranking of the top 500 geniuses of all time by IQ (real IQ).

In 2002, Libb Thims conducted a study (see: Beckhap’s law proof) of the physical attractiveness of graduation photos of college graduates vs the intellectual difficulty of degrees obtained, finding in inverse relationship between beauty and intelligence, thus corroborating Beckhap’s law, aka the beauty-brains paradox, namely adage that “beauty varies inversely with intelligence”, i.e. that beauty and brains, at combined intensified levels, are rarely found in the same package.

The following are related quotes

“Many much-learned men have no intelligence; said another way, there are many who know many things, yet are lacking in wisdom.”
Democritus (c.380BC) (Ѻ)

See also
Advanced perspective | Advanced intelligence perspective
Intelligent design
Physical intelligence
Religion and intelligence

1. Intelligence – Online Etymology Dictionary.

● Anon. (2013). “Can Chocolate Make You Smarter?” (Ѻ), BrainCraft, Dec 5.

External links
Intelligence – Wikipedia.

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