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humblebum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 03:38 AM
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53. And you are attempting to change the meaning of the word "knowledge"
to fit your cozy paradigm. Knowledge is a much broader term than you are willing to admit, and has been treated as such for a very long time. Knowledge is considered to consist of varying degrees of objectivity and subjectivity, and different values of significance: data, information, knowledge (knowing), understanding, and finally, wisdom. Data, of course, is simply random disorganization. In the information stage it assumes a meaningful form. Studying information leads to knowing the contents. Knowing becomes understanding once it is processed. And finally, wisdom - the ability to apply knowledge for a specific defined purpose. But all is knowledge.

Perception, then is knowledge - sensing the existence of some type of data or higher. Instinct - a priori knowledge. Not recognized by the scientific philosophy, simply because it cannot be falsified, but still a form of knowledge.
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