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  1. 24 Jul '08 06:09
    Not sure whether this should go in debate forum or not coz it aint about politics but meh.

    I'm studying Fahrenheit 451 by Ray bradbury.
    If you've read teh book you'd know what im talking about
    But regardless knowledge vs ignorance is a good discussion i believe

    so... pro and con for each knowledge and ignorance


    Knowledge:
    Pro: Gives an advantage on any given event
    Con: Can bring realisation of "unhappy things"

    Ignorance:
    Pro: Don't have to be smart to get a joke...can laugh at anything
    Con: Gives people the advantage on any given event (deja vu lol)
  2. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    24 Jul '08 07:42
    All I know is that I don't know (Socrates according to Platon)

    To put a philsosphical point forward: We are always ignorant about nearly everything.

    Then a question: Is there a differnece between wisdom and knowledge?

    And one to think about: The pesrons with the best knowledge from about 110 years ago, would they still count as knowledgeable? (no relativity, no radioactivity, no computer, no Gödel imcompleteness therome, quite fuzzy knowledge about neurobiology,...)
  3. 24 Jul '08 14:44
    I think wisdom is the same no matter how knowledgeable about different things you are. The people that were wise 1000 years ago would probably still be pretty wise today.
  4. 24 Jul '08 14:52
    That's why there's a difference in Intelligence and Wisdom in Dungeons & Dragons. That Gary Gygax was a genius!
  5. Standard member RSMA1234
    The Guvnor....!!!!
    24 Jul '08 14:56
    Originally posted by PinkFloyd
    That's why there's a difference in Intelligence and Wisdom in Dungeons & Dragons. That Gary Gygax was a genius!
    I agree, wisdom is something which in my view comes from expencies where as intelligence is a nature born ability to a degree
  6. Standard member c99ux
    'Sir' to you
    25 Jul '08 08:50 / 1 edit
    Well, what is the difference between ignorance, apathy and ambivalence?

    Don't know and don't care, one way or the other...

    Having the knowledge but also being apathetic or ambivalent may be worse than being plain ignorant.
  7. 25 Jul '08 18:11
    Originally posted by Bonfa
    Not sure whether this should go in debate forum or not coz it aint about politics but meh.

    I'm studying Fahrenheit 451 by Ray bradbury.
    If you've read teh book you'd know what im talking about
    But regardless knowledge vs ignorance is a good discussion i believe

    so... pro and con for each knowledge and ignorance


    Knowledge:
    Pro: Gives an advantage ...[text shortened]... ...can laugh at anything
    Con: Gives people the advantage on any given event (deja vu lol)
    Scientia potentia est.