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Daemon
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It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble ... Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change.

H.G. Wells (1866-1946)
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It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble ... Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change.

H.G. Wells (1866-1946)
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Daemon wrote:
It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble ... Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change.

H.G. Wells (1866-1946)


Yeah. It means that intelligence inevitably comes and goes from time to time. And that though sometimes it may be late - it will come back to us...
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Context from:The Time Machine

10. Chapter X


`About eight or nine in the morning I came to the same seat of yellow metal from which I had viewed the world upon the evening of my arrival. I thought of my hasty conclusions upon that evening and could not refrain from laughing bitterly at my confidence. Here was the same beautiful scene, the same abundant foliage, the same splendid palaces and magnificent ruins, the same silver river running between its fertile banks. The gay robes of the beautiful people moved hither and thither among the trees. Some were bathing in exactly the place where I had saved Weena, and that suddenly gave me a keen stab of pain. And like blots upon the landscape rose the cupolas above the ways to the Under-world. I understood now what all the beauty of the Over-world people covered. Very pleasant was their day, as pleasant as the day of the cattle in the field. Like the cattle, they knew of no enemies and provided against no needs. And their end was the same.

`I grieved to think how brief the dream of the human intellect had been. It had committed suicide. It had set itself steadfastly towards comfort and ease, a balanced society with security and permanency as its watchword, it had attained its hopes--to come to this at last. Once, life and property must have reached almost absolute safety. The rich had been assured of his wealth and comfort, the toiler assured of his life and work. No doubt in that perfect world there had been no unemployed problem, no social question left unsolved. And a great quiet had followed.

`It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble. An animal perfectly in harmony with its environment is a perfect mechanism. Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change. Only those animals partake of intelligence that have to meet a huge variety of needs and dangers.


http://www.literaturepage.com/read/thetimemachine-73.html

Emel Rapchan
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It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble ...
Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless.
There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change.
H.G. Wells (1866-1946)

- The nature of life is violent and not full of intelligence. In the treck of life over this planet, the well-suited and well-protect are the champions in surviving the most horrific scenarios.
- We are here today based on a cloud of changes that championed the survival of our ancestors so far. Many of changes remain, even though not well-needed nowadays because nature is built on the least-effort process. If something is not as useful as it was before, it still can remain in place for a long time, as long as it is not disturbing the environ.
- Nature just change things as a response to a great deal of need and employing force proportionally.
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