Monday, July 16, 2007

Information is not knowledge

We are now living in the Information Age. There is no such thing as not having enough information. Nowadays, with the Internet, we can find almost anything. The sad thing is we are all drowning in information but are starved for knowledge.

Below are some interesting information or facts:

Do you know that?

  1. You can't fold a paper in half for more than seven or eight times. Try it if you don't believe and you will be amazed! Thinner or longer paper doesn't matter. You just can't do it. Nevertheless, Britney Gallivan had managed to fold paper in half 12 times.

  2. Cooking gas has no smell. The odor is artificially added so that people will be able to identify leaks and take measures to stop them.

  3. Ninety-nine percent (99%) of people cannot lick their elbow.

  4. Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.

  5. The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.
Well, even though it is interesting to know the above, according to Albert Einstein - “Information is not knowledge.”

“The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.” - William Bragg, Sr.

“Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future." - Brian Tracy

What do you think? Do you agree with Albert Einstein?

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Jennifer said...

Hi Sam,

How can I NOT agree with Einstein? LOL!

I think the cool thing about information is that it gives us the potential to see things differently.

IOW, it is not the information itself but the opening of our minds and heart to knowledge!

Very nice post Sam!

Thanks a bunch!


Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer,

You are right! We see things differently when we have more information. When it stimulate our thinking and goes into our heart, it bring forth knowledge.

Many thanks for adding your insightful thoughts to my post.

Best regards

surjit said...

Very very true words:
...we are all drowning in information but are starved for knowledge...
"Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers."
A good post Best wishes.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Surjit,

Thanks for your comment.

Hopefully, everyone of us know how to make use of all information available so that it can become our knowledge. Then having gained the experience through practices, the knowledge will make us wiser!