Before you get too wrapped up in your favorite dictionary definitions, have you ever thought about emergent properties?
Is an emergent property inherent?
Hmmmmmm, yes... And this is my favorite quote from that link Keith: "Thus far, we have assumed
that the concept
of emergence applies to properties". Which sums it up quite nicely
Also, as you cherry picked my paragraph, you should have included the the conclusion and the followup question:
You are missing the point of your own words. If Ã¢â‚¬Å“Intelligence is an observed resultÃ¢â‚¬Â of evolution, then it is an Ã¢â‚¬Å“inherent featureÃ¢â‚¬Â of evolution. It cannot be one, and not the other. And if Ã¢â‚¬Å“natural selectionÃ¢â‚¬Â is "driven by interactions between organisms and their environment involving mutations to their genetic code", then; What drives those interactions between organisms and their environment, what drives the mutations in the genetic code, and what drives the genetic code?
A real rebuttal and answer to the question would have been nice..
One could just as easily conclude that it is the brain which Ã¢â‚¬ËœemergesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ from the mind since we're talking theoretical concepts. But, the bottom line is this: The brain and the mind are two different things.
And, by the way, that is nowhere near my favorite dictionary definitions. I have many-many more that are near and dear to my heart. But, that one was most applicable to the comments context. And, instead of letting the misapplication take root, I corrected it.