2.c) Multiple intelligences

Regardless the mentioned Theory of Multiple Intelligences of Howard Gardner to consider it somewhat opportunistic or a bit commercial, it seems clear that multiple intelligences or a multiple intelligence exist.

Multiple intelligences will be identified not only by the different types of elementary relations (space, sound, color, etc.) involved but also by the operational mechanisms or any other criterion that we could associate.

The classification of multiple intelligences could be as extensive as wanted because in any act or concept it is possible to find basic relations, although calling intelligence to everything would not make but eliminate its own differentiating concept and, therefore, the same utility of the word intelligence.

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In other sections some type of multiple intelligences are dealt with. Below I will point out some cases that are particularly interesting.

2.c.1) Intelligence in strict sense of the word

This is keeping with that shown in the section related to the knowledge manager's secure responses. Strictly speaking, intelligence can be understood as the capacity for making relations but with the added condition of a high degree of reliability.

In other words it corresponds with conditional intelligence when the previously mentioned high degree of reliability is associated with it. The majority of times we mention the word intelligence without referring to a specific type, we are referring to this concept in accordance with what we think colloquial language and part of the doctrine constitute.

The verification of responses to obtain the desired reliability implies some specific biological mechanisms explained in detail in the GTCEL book and make the genetic information of the progenitor with lesser potential more significant than the other because it is closer to the common relational functions in both

Generally speaking, I think that the main factors of intelligence perception are the depth and originality of ideas along with the absence of errors in reasoning. Do not confuse this with those people who do not express their reasoning so as not to commit apparent errors!

The characteristics of this new type of intelligence may be not easy to understand but it is of the maximum importance to appreciate the new approach to the study of multiple intelligences or, simply, different types of expression of the functional relations.

2.c.2) G factor or general intelligence

In this idea of multiple intelligences, the concept of general intelligence is the result of adding the condition that the relational functions in strict sense of the word have to be common to a large quantity of the intellect's processes.

The relevance of this factor is derived from the fact that its measurement is very useful in relation to intelligence in the strict sense of the word. Also, it is the one that comes the closest to the concept of intelligence measured by classic intelligence or typical IQ tests.

These measurements have a great advantage of being independent of cultural factors because they are based on dot matrix or chart tests.

The study of the hereditary nature of intelligence uses information about IQ that, to a great extent, fit in this category. In any case, if some specific relational functions are hereditary, it is logical to assume that others would also be, but with different mechanisms of expression.

2.c.3) Modern intelligence quotients

Different dot matrix and language test batteries are integrated in just one intelligent quotient and, therefore, they gather in greater measurement the potential of multiple intelligences. Although, as I have expressed previously, I believe it is much better to say that these modern intelligent quotients are closer to the concept of relational intelligence than to the one of multiple intelligences.

To broadly determine a person's intellectual ability they are more complete, but, for me, they suffer from two basic problems: when including language tests, they incorporate aspects other than intelligence in the strict sense of the word, and have a strong cultural influence.