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“One of the essential properties of intelligence is flexibility.  What does it mean to be an expert at something?  What makes someone an expert is her ability to respond to a completely novel situation—to solve original problems, for example.  Expertise does not only involve having command of a huge amount of factual knowledge—it does not mean being a human data bank.  It involves the capacity for flexible response.  It is a form of creativity.  This description applies equally to the notion of ‘understanding.’  Understanding is a kind of expertise.  A true measure of intelligence is this capacity for flexible and original response.” – William Byers, How Mathematicians Think

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