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Knowledge -vs- Understanding

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RicInOR, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This would apply to every situation you face in life.







     
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  2. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Watched this a month ago and found it fascinating. Can we relearn something in a different way? Sure you betcha!
     
  3. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Knowledge without wisdom availeth nothing.
     
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  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    It's possible to be educated far beyond your ability to use such education, they are called educated idiots.:D They make up our laws.
     
  5. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Some of them. The vast majority of them vote the people into office that make the laws.
     
  6. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775 Coast Range VINCE AUT MORIRE Bronze Supporter

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    "There are three kinds of intelligence; one kind understands things for itself, the other kind appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself, nor through others. The first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless ". Niccolo Machiaveli
     
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  7. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Knowledge does not equate to competence or mastery of a given task/subject. Look up the Dunning-Kruger Effect. You'll get a laugh of how Dunning and Kruger discovered this phenomena. Many intelligent people are partially-to-completely incompetent on a given task/subject and do not know it. Maslow called it being "Unconsciously Incompetent". Many "experienced/knowledgeable" folks show up to our Defensive Handgun 1 (the next level after the CHL course) and think it is going to be a "walk in the park" because they are a BAGMEL* and/or KALAG**. Then by 10 o'clock they're having a "reality check" and are far more incompetent than they ever realize; thus they move from being unconsciously incompetent to being consciously incompetent which we see demonstrated in the video.

    Therefore, being a BAGMEL or a KALAG does not equate to competence or mastery of a given task/subject.

    *BAGMEL = "Been Around Guns My Entire Life!"
    **KALAG = "Know A Lot About Guns!"
     
  8. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Lots of people know how to work on equipment, know every nut and bolt but they don't know how to operate it. Skill comes from having the dexterity and training to operate, the development of muscle memory to make every move work done with the machine. Lots of people ride bikes but don't race bikes etc.
     
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  9. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775 Coast Range VINCE AUT MORIRE Bronze Supporter

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  10. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    The perfect analogy is Pilots and Ground Crew
    Neither can do both jobs, but both are needed to get the mission accomplished.
    Fortunately a well executed trigger press................
     
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  11. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Yup:D
     
  12. rp243

    rp243 Monitor, OR Member

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    Knowledge: A tomato is a fruit.
    Understanding: Fruit does not belong on a salad.
     
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  13. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Sooo your saying that a Tomato belongs in a Fruit Salad?
     
  14. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    LMAO.... Check, and mate!
     
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  15. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Huh?
     
  16. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    You, maybe. Me, not so much. :(