What Is Intelligence? Where Does it Begin?

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Humans are proud of a lot of things, from particle accelerators, to poetry to pokemon. All of them made possible because of something humans value extremely highly: intelligence.

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    You should make a video about ADHD!

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    I would just like them to be bigger sizes if you can do that

  • RobMare


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    7:41 there is gromit in the background as an easter egg

  • spoon less

    spoon less

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    I would love it if you made a game out of survival in your art style

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    Giorno14 timmar sedan

    8:08 dr. stone: hold my stone age cola

  • Рустам Франюк
    Рустам Франюк16 timmar sedan

    I stared at your evolution map in the merch shop for 2,5 hours at night. Is my insomnia a really goal of your project?)

  • Gamieplays
    Gamieplays23 timmar sedan

    Oh gosh ! My brain ! It's feeling wierd !

  • stick animations
    stick animationsDag sedan

    I want to play thr game like the animation showed near the start tbh it looks fun

  • Dimsword35
    Dimsword352 dagar sedan

    i want you to make a Game like What you Animated PLEASE :(

    THE BREAD POPE2 dagar sedan

    im WAY to high for this

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    Raghvendra Singh2 dagar sedan

    Why do we think same problem at same time .what a coincidence 😕

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    Rehmat Shah3 dagar sedan

    1:45 have you seen the state of their own bodies?

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    They need to come out with this bean ant game. I would totally play it

  • Veronica Abbott Cazares
    Veronica Abbott Cazares3 dagar sedan

    Memory is everything. Imagine you have huge amounts of information, but don't know how to use it, yet. Actually, the ability to recall our fails on how to use it are our ''intelligence''. People forget that storing plenty of data is not intelligence, and the ability to recall the data that (remembers us) wasn't useful, or lead to impractical results, is our strength, thus, leading us to be intelligent. Also having little information is enough to develop intelligence, as we try our best to improve, AND use our memory to recall what was useful and what NOT, is what constitutes the basis of intelligence, even with little data. That's creativity, the ability to try another paths, store the results (Memory), and later try another things while recalling what didn't worked, or what worked the most....and so on, till we find exactly what we were looking for (goal fulfilled). So the amount of information is not that important, as being able to store it (Memory). And Learning is based on memory alone. Many people are not huge data collectors, they're just simple people, but they have strong memory. And that's why they know what to do and what not, thanks to Memory, hence, that's what makes them intelligent.

  • Nit123 Reg456
    Nit123 Reg4564 dagar sedan

    Dear Kurzgesagt Team could you please make a Video about how the Brain works? The wohle one, like how to learn and think and memorise and doing and oll the other things? Please! ;)

  • ReadyAimFire
    ReadyAimFire5 dagar sedan

    Max STR, min INT, the dialogues are better that way.

  • sunkanmi otitolaye
    sunkanmi otitolaye5 dagar sedan

    I've always maintained that intelligence is based off of Knowledge, that is why things like IQ tests make no sense to me. Personally, the only thing that makes us higher animals is our higher consciousness, NOT higher intelligence.

  • Nils


    Dag sedan

    But IQ tests do not test information knowledge if they are done correctly. But what is relevant for intelligence is methode knowledge. How things work or interact.

  • sunkanmi otitolaye

    sunkanmi otitolaye

    3 dagar sedan

    @Veronica Abbott Cazares well, that's what Knowledge basically is, isn't it? Storing Information in memory. We're still driving at the same point. Knowledge is knowing something and for that, you need information and memory, all of it is still Knowledge. For example, you have a 500gb hard drive that's empty, not very useful is it. But then you begin to put information and data on that drive, then it becomes useful. ALL OF IT IS DEFINED AS KNOWLEDGE.

  • Veronica Abbott Cazares

    Veronica Abbott Cazares

    3 dagar sedan

    @sunkanmi otitolaye To know something you first need to have a neural network that can store/save that information. Then, you can recall it and USE it, not the inverse. You can't do intelligent activity with no actual information Stored (Memory). That's basic input/output neuroscience.

  • sunkanmi otitolaye

    sunkanmi otitolaye

    3 dagar sedan

    @Veronica Abbott Cazares well, if you don't KNOW that something exists, you can't REMEMBER it, so all of it stems from Knowledge. Knowledge is the baseline for everything.

  • Veronica Abbott Cazares

    Veronica Abbott Cazares

    3 dagar sedan

    If you think of it seriously, Memory is the basis of intelligence. No memory, no knowledge, hence, no intelligence can be achieved.

  • Crunchy Vlog
    Crunchy Vlog5 dagar sedan

    I love Your Videos and great intellectual information that are very helpful for upgrading our knowledge. Can u pls create a video for us explaining about from which video we should start and to which video we should end and go to another topic? More easily a orderly Playlist !!

  • A Axolotl
    A Axolotl6 dagar sedan

    My brain is small

  • Bunny
    Bunny6 dagar sedan

    Now I feel like I'm intelligent too🔥🔥

  • Vintage Electronics
    Vintage Electronics6 dagar sedan

    When you knew covid 19 was made in a Lab way back in February 2020.

  • baby pink youngjae agenda
    baby pink youngjae agenda7 dagar sedan

    Well humans are losing intelligence as we are destroying our own habitat by causing pollution!

  • atomicskies
    atomicskies7 dagar sedan

    i dont have any of that

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    Lazy Do Nothing8 dagar sedan

    7:32 grommit just chillin back there

  • Khant Nyi Nyi Thaw
    Khant Nyi Nyi Thaw8 dagar sedan

    0:05 why is pokemon there.

  • Max Musterman
    Max Musterman8 dagar sedan

    Kurzgesagt really has one of best artist and style I ever seen, so good 😂

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    Fuck My life9 dagar sedan

    Nice game concept😉

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    They make the existence of all life look like Minecraft

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    Pawinpon Elf Theerawong13 dagar sedan

    What is part three about?

  • Xiang King 祥皇
    Xiang King 祥皇14 dagar sedan

    Watched tons of great Kurzgesagt Videos. I've learnt how to "Quack".

  • Frienderman
    Frienderman14 dagar sedan

    1:31, that is the cutest animated thing I have ever seen

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  • ZFlyingVLover
    ZFlyingVLover16 dagar sedan

    Solution to antibiotic resistance. Use antibiotics ONLY for what they're designed. They should be used rarely but doctors prescribe them for everything under the sun and people blindly follow their advice instead of using their 'critical thinking' skills. Most Drs aren't smarter than you. Only trained.

  • superwhy767
    superwhy76716 dagar sedan

    I even might know some stuff my teacher didnt know

  • rudhra veena
    rudhra veena16 dagar sedan

    0:36 tell that to school

  • Evan Page
    Evan Page17 dagar sedan

    I feel like this is where the Progressive versus Conservative paradigm become less of a political battle and more of an evolutionary one. Conservatives are literally a step down the ladder on the intellectual evolutionary chain.

  • Corey Kelly
    Corey Kelly17 dagar sedan

    The birbs are so damn cute, i cant stand it! Lolll 😍

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  • 0-by-1 Publishing LLC
    0-by-1 Publishing LLC18 dagar sedan

    (1:10) *"Intelligence isn't exactly clear-cut."* This is an excellent video in outlining the varying degrees of intelligence, but the question remains as to where intelligence comes from. See my channel's description for a revolutionary book titled *"0"* that explains the origin of everything... _including intelligence._

  • Earthling 6.455.463.728
    Earthling 6.455.463.72819 dagar sedan

    This was an intelligent video :p

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  • gsk
    gsk22 dagar sedan

    Now I know I'm super intelligent. I can watch, listen to his voice while listening to background music and still understand what he tells 😄

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    alfoz8822 dagar sedan

    I love the reference to Zelda: A Link To the Past

  • Bro Tha
    Bro Tha22 dagar sedan

    I can see a huge amount of begginer scientist in the next 5 years because of this channel, 15m scientist, it would make world modern, smart and greattt

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    waranghira22 dagar sedan

    Do these people create games? So much effort put in an infographic where they could have done less but would have still be adequate enough. Amazing animations.

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  • Shunpike
    Shunpike25 dagar sedan

    Anyone else catch gromet in the background of the sheep

  • Aamin Khan
    Aamin Khan25 dagar sedan

    That squirrel got punch 😂

  • Khant Nyi Nyi Thaw
    Khant Nyi Nyi Thaw26 dagar sedan

    why is there a pokemon at the start.

  • Gaming dude
    Gaming dude26 dagar sedan

    This channel should be streamed on Netflix

  • LeRohlik
    LeRohlik27 dagar sedan

    am a big brain

  • Twitch_StarLord_
    Twitch_StarLord_27 dagar sedan

    Can Someone share the links of all the 3 of this "3 part series"? Ty in advance if any1 ever does!

  • Toumi RAID Islam
    Toumi RAID Islam27 dagar sedan

    Is there a person from the Arab world?

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  • Chris
    Chris28 dagar sedan

    Where intelligence begins? I wouldn't know

  • Kev
    Kev28 dagar sedan

    Love your channel. You should make a video about how eating only plants affects our bodies and how beneficial it would be for climate change

  • Marty *
    Marty *28 dagar sedan

    Why Pokemon?

  • Megaton Polska
    Megaton PolskaMånad sedan

    I gotta get one of those!

  • Http.Hunter
    Http.HunterMånad sedan

    Y’all should definitely make a game similar to spore, y’all clearly have the know how to make it an amazingly informative and fun game.

  • Pradeep
    PradeepMånad sedan

    What a fascinating thing human brain is if we look at from this context. But it's unfortunate many people use it to inflict harm or for religious narratives.

  • bestwayto doit
    bestwayto doitMånad sedan

    "Sudoku , tax forms and string theory" 😂😂😂

  • reinahlee
    reinahleeMånad sedan

    0:06 Togepi

  • minecraft sucks
    minecraft sucksMånad sedan

    I'm nearly 12

  • Malyn Nadira
    Malyn NadiraMånad sedan

    Make a game for Android like the one your showing in this video PLEASE?

  • Ethan Huck
    Ethan HuckMånad sedan

    i would play that game can u make one

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    Jely710Månad sedan

    Wait, people on the internet who link their sources? *Impossible!*

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    Dawid EltingMånad sedan

    8:04 I see majoras mask wtf haha

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    мне ОЧЕНЬ нравятся твои видео но почему они на английском!

  • Big Steve
    Big SteveMånad sedan

    That does not look like a bee 😂

  • lamalamalex
    lamalamalexMånad sedan

    It’s not a scientist job to declare where it begins. But that of a Philosopher. Check out Objectivism for answers.

  • lamalamalex
    lamalamalexMånad sedan

    [Man] survives by means of man-made products, and . . . the source of man-made products is man’s intelligence. Intelligence is the ability to grasp the facts of reality and to deal with them long-range (i.e., conceptually). On the axiom of the primacy of existence, intelligence is man’s most precious attribute. But it has no place in a society ruled by the primacy of consciousness: it is such a society’s deadliest enemy. Today, intelligence is neither recognized nor rewarded, but is being systematically extinguished in a growing flood of brazenly flaunted irrationality. “THE METAPHYSICAL AND THE MAN-MADE” Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution, 32

  • lamalamalex
    lamalamalexMånad sedan

    Intelligence is not an exclusive monopoly of genius; it is an attribute of all men, and the differences are only a matter of degree. If conditions of existence are destructive to genius, they are destructive to every man, each in proportion to his intelligence. If genius is penalized, so is the faculty of intelligence in every other man. There is only this difference: the average man does not possess the genius’s power of self-confident resistance, and will break much faster; he will give up his mind, in hopeless bewilderment, under the first touch of pressure. “REQUIEM FOR MAN” Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, 306

  • lamalamalex
    lamalamalexMånad sedan

    Intelligence is the ability to deal with a broad range of abstractions. Whatever a child’s natural endowment, the use of intelligence is an acquired skill. It has to be acquired by a child’s own effort and automatized by his own mind, but adults can help or hinder him in this crucial process. “THE COMPRACHICOS” Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution, 58

  • Tristan Holley
    Tristan HolleyMånad sedan

    This video reminds me of the game Spore

  • beavisrose217
    beavisrose217Månad sedan

    way too many ads for a 9 minute video.

  • SpaceX 69
    SpaceX 69Månad sedan

    For one thing, plants are out.

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  • Nabeel Ahmed Khan
    Nabeel Ahmed KhanMånad sedan

    I don't where intelligence began but surely not in Trump rallies.

  • Keeby!


    9 dagar sedan

    Thats where it died

  • Nabeel Ahmed Khan
    Nabeel Ahmed KhanMånad sedan

    I don't where intelligence began but surely not in Trump rallies.

  • Carter T
    Carter TMånad sedan

    You guys need to make Spore 2

  • Bingus
    BingusMånad sedan

    Um, my toolbox is defective, it's missing some stuff

  • Willn
    WillnMånad sedan

    When I think my brain is or can be more powerful than 86,000 processors

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    That thumbs nail was thinking felt cute might delete later idk

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  • Will C
    Will CMånad sedan

    Majora's Mask

  • Ngân siêng năng
    Ngân siêng năngMånad sedan

    Now i'm using my intelligence to understand what it is

  • Andrew Godly
    Andrew GodlyMånad sedan

    Some humans value intelligence, not all do. It's hard to say that intelligence is problem solving when every "solution" is a new problem. Solve world hunger and all that comes of it is over population. The desire to grow indefinitely is not intelligence, if it was then viruses are intelligent

  • Some Random Costarrican Dude Who Loves Psychedelics
    Some Random Costarrican Dude Who Loves PsychedelicsMånad sedan

    I am proud of Pokemon indeed.

  • Simpellux
    SimpelluxMånad sedan

    It will be amazing to play the game that the two children were playing at the video

  • Milo demás
    Milo demásMånad sedan

    35 45 m

  • Szobiz
    SzobizMånad sedan

    it begins in your brain and ends in mine ;)

  • Scrumt
    ScrumtMånad sedan

    Honestly I think us humans are just full of ourselves because we have flexible tongues and can communicate.

  • Michael Thomas
    Michael ThomasMånad sedan

    lil michy

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    Ben RodriguezMånad sedan

    Payton big head

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  • Uttaran Roy
    Uttaran RoyMånad sedan

    Nice video ❤🔥