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09-02-2012, 05:32 PM
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Do you remember that photo, during the Vietnam War, in which a naked Vietnamese girl – merely a child -- was running, screaming, fleeing her village that was napalmed by US planes?

Many credit that photo for finally turning US public opinion against the war.

LIKE IT WAS NOT PERFECTLY IMAGINABLE, happening, over and over and over.

That is why the US military stopped allowing independent reporting in subsequent wars. They could not afford to let people see what they could not imagine.

Why do you think the US military banned the publication (and accused Wikileaks of treason) for leaking the video of US helicopters pigeon-shooting civilians and enjoying it like it was a great party?

Because people’s imagination is so hobbled that they can’t visualize the inevitable brutality in a war.
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09-02-2012, 05:45 PM
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It's like asking, "Which is more important, the car's steering wheel or the tires?"

You can't drive without either of them, so how can you compare the two?
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09-02-2012, 07:20 PM
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(09-02-2012 02:08 PM)bemore Wrote:  Saw a t-shirt design on the 'net the other day that said "Imagination is more important than knowledge".

What do you peeps think.....is imagination more important than knowledge???

Just put the quote in the context of the author for the answer. Wink

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” - Einstein

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09-02-2012, 07:22 PM
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OK, imagine this, if you can!
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09-02-2012, 07:32 PM
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(09-02-2012 07:22 PM)Zat Wrote:  OK, imagine this, if you can!

I can't imagine shit like that not happening. Training and discipline is designed to suppress it. And it does to a great extent, but it would be unreasonable to expect it to be able to suppress it completely and universally.

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09-02-2012, 07:40 PM (This post was last modified: 09-02-2012 07:44 PM by Zat.)
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How about Abu Gharib? Can you imagine that?

How about these?
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09-02-2012, 07:45 PM
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(09-02-2012 07:40 PM)Zat Wrote:  How about Abu Gharib? Can you imagine that?

Again, I can't imagine shit like that not happening. Are we dancing to some sort of rhetorical fugue here?

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09-02-2012, 07:46 PM
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Are you really gonna derail "Imagination vs Knowledge" into a debate about human rights and war? Dodgy
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09-02-2012, 07:52 PM
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I was merely trying to illustrate how imagination of most people is not up to the task, even though it should be obvious to anyone with a functional imagination that scenes like these are inevitable in war.

And, because of this lack of imagination, knowledge is woefully inadequate to help us deal with reality.

I am deeply convinced that imagination is far more important than knowledge.

You may not know certain things, but your imagination should supply you with the most likely images of certain situations.

If you lack that, anyone can convince you that black is white.
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09-02-2012, 08:03 PM (This post was last modified: 09-02-2012 08:18 PM by GirlyMan.)
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(09-02-2012 07:52 PM)Zat Wrote:  I am deeply convinced that imagination is far more important than knowledge.

Knowledge is an imagination scatologist just trying to make some sorta sense out of all the shit the imagination just keeps defecating. ... Poor li'l fella will never be able to keep up.

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