Recently, TT member "Thought Provoker" offered this very thought provoking comment.
"Practically every definition of "intelligence" includes referenced to the ability to learn, adapt, etc. An omniscient being isn't technically intelligent because he/she/it can’t learn anything new."
This brought to mind a cross-disciplinary generalized definition of intelligence that we here at TT brainstormed up some time ago.
PS = Problem Solving = An unweighted, finite, non-negative integer representing the number of problems a machine is able to solve.
P = Planning = A measure of a machine's accessible planning database.
L = Learning = Rate of successful inference from acquired sensory input.
IP = Intelligence Product = (PS)(P)(L)
Now let's plug in the numbers for an omniscient designer to see if Thought Provoker's assertion holds water.
PS = Infinite
P = Infinite
L = 0
IP = Indeterminate
As we can see, even if learning is zero, the intelligence of an omniscient being is indeterminate. Indeterminate is far different from "isn't technically intelligent". It also is adequately descriptive of the only omniscient designer I happen to know of.
"Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable." Ps 145:3