first post regarding intelligence that I fully agree with. intelligence is absolutely nothing but capacity, a potential. intelligence does not go a long way without proper schooling, attention, motivation, and definitely needs both a moral foundation and loyalty to some set of ideas in order to produce something good, something of value. first: no one does. but it's not a given. second, because people like stereotypes. wrong and foregone conclusion, especially for someone with a 20 in intelligence :wink: evolution just does its thing. researchers are completely split on whether or not intelligence was an attractive trait in the past. most likely is that it correlated with a lot of attractive traits. scientists nowadays believe that intelligence correlated with a lot of non-survival traits like humor, empathy, social intelligence (which can arguably be a survival trait, but not inherently), playfulness and many others. all of these traits are, by some scientists, considered attractive traits.