from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having intelligence.
- adj. Having a high degree of intelligence; mentally acute.
- adj. Showing sound judgment and rationality: an intelligent decision; an intelligent solution to the problem.
- adj. Appealing to the intellect; intellectual: a film with witty and intelligent dialogue.
- adj. Computer Science Having certain data storage and processing capabilities: an intelligent terminal; intelligent peripherals.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of high or especially quick cognitive capacity, bright.
- adj. Well thought-out, well considered.
- adj. Characterized by thoughtful interaction.
- adj. Having the same level of brain power as mankind.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Endowed with the faculty of understanding or reason.
- adj. Possessed of a high level of intelligence, education, or judgment; knowing; sensible; skilled; exhibiting high intelligence
- adj. Cognizant; aware; communicative.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the faculty of understanding; capable of comprehending facts or ideas: as, man is an intelligent being.
- Having an active intellect; possessing aptitude or skill; well informed: as, an intelligent artisan or officer.
- Marked by or indicating intelligence; guided by knowledge or comprehension: as, the intelligent actions of ants; an intelligent answer.
- Having knowledge; cognizant: followed by of.
- Bearing intelligence; giving information; communicative.
- Synonyms Common-sense, etc. (see sensible); quick, bright, acute, discerning, sharp-witted, clear-headed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. exercising or showing good judgment
- adj. endowed with the capacity to reason
- adj. having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
- adj. possessing sound knowledge
"Twice," said I. "Is he intelligent -- _really _intelligent?
Replacing God with the term intelligent designer makes no difference as the history of ID shows that this designer is simply God.
Guess who was one of the sponsors of HB 4946 which would have added the term intelligent designer or creator to science standards?
The problem is that these ‘arguments’ apply equally well to the term intelligent design as it does to the term creationism.
Autechre, whose music was codified by the phrase "intelligent dance music," or IDM.
To solidify this point, consider the deposition testimony of Charles Thaxton as to why he started to use the term intelligent design in the
I find the term intelligent design kinda funny since we have so many frailties.
The word intelligent is not added as an additional, to-be-defined-descriptor, but as clarification of what is being said when we say "design".
Or maybe, just maybe, you do not have anything to add to the discussion, and saying things like “lord love a duck”, “fish…barrel” or other such nonsense is what you call intelligent discourse in your little world.
But, also, because I believe in the potential here to advance the practice of what I call intelligent building.