A Darwinian Viewpoint: The Theory Of Multiple Int

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The theory of multiple intelligences is an intriguing subject that many people argue over if it’s a clear concept or a term of value. The idea of being intelligent is tests on paper showing just a few of our intelligences. I believe that many of us, humans, are completely intelligent in a value term, maybe not the best in some intelligences, but still wholly intelligent. I recently read an essay written by Howard Gardner called, “The theory of multiple intelligences.” In this article, Gardner introduces the “7 intelligences” and his opinion of how we all, as humans, have intelligent skills. James Traub seems to agree with Gardner in his essay, “Multiple Intelligence Disorder.” After much thought, I find that Gardener has a very “Darwinian” view point on the theory of multiple intelligences, and in this essay I will show that I agree with Gardner, and that Traub further assists him in the theory of multiple intelligences. Gardner claims, in his essay, that every human is intelligent” and that IQ tests can only asses a few of our intelligences, since his theory is based on a “term of value and not a crisp concept.” He explains by stating that from this view point of intelligence is a “general ability that is found in varying degrees in all individuals.” The author, of the “theory of multiple intelligences”, finds that all humans are intelligent, that there are many different combinations of intelligence in all people. Basically saying that we all have different set abilities, talents or mental skills. Look at it this way, Gardner explains that intelligence is being able to handle any problem-solving situation. He says that the statement listed above is the “key to success in problem-solving.” In other words, The author is putting together that all humans have the need to problem solve using their talents or mental skills. Much of Gardners audience disagrees

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