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09-02-2012, 02:08 PM
Imagination vs knowledge
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???

Initially I thought down the routes of the "chicken or the egg" relationship between the two.....imagination can create knowledge however with knowledge first must greater things can be imagined.

Is knowledge a by-product of imagination and therefore proving the slogan as correct??? Huh

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09-02-2012, 02:22 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???

Initially I thought down the routes of the "chicken or the egg" relationship between the two.....imagination can create knowledge however with knowledge first must greater things can be imagined.

Is knowledge a by-product of imagination and therefore proving the slogan as correct??? Huh

They are not comparable. Simplistically, knowledge encompasses the known - facts, relationships, ... - while imagination allows us to see what isn't, what might be, what can't be.

Imagination doesn't bring knowledge, but can certainly lead to knowledge by sending one down paths not known.

Not very elegantly stated; might have to think about it more.

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09-02-2012, 02:25 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???

Initially I thought down the routes of the "chicken or the egg" relationship between the two.....imagination can create knowledge however with knowledge first must greater things can be imagined.

Is knowledge a by-product of imagination and therefore proving the slogan as correct??? Huh

No. You cannot have a functioning society without knowledge.

It's like the political compass test question, "The businessperson and the manufacturer are more important than the writer and the artist."

While I'm a writer, I'm aware that in a functioning society, you have to have a manufacturer and businesspeople. The writer and the artist are luxuries that expand imagination.

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09-02-2012, 02:29 PM
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My vote goes to imagination. Without it I'm not sure who I'd be.

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09-02-2012, 02:29 PM
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(09-02-2012 02:29 PM)lucradis Wrote:  My vote goes to imagination. Without it I'm not sure who I'd be.

Without knowledge, how could you know?

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09-02-2012, 03:02 PM
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Without knowledge I'd just be a dumbass which isn't that far from where I am now.
Without imagination I'd be ... Boring.

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09-02-2012, 05:19 PM
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You can always acquire knowledge.

If you haven't got it, imagination is harder to come by.
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09-02-2012, 05:22 PM
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(09-02-2012 05:19 PM)Zat Wrote:  You can always acquire knowledge.

If you haven't got it, imagination is harder to come by.

But without knowledge you can't apply your imagination.

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09-02-2012, 05:25 PM
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(09-02-2012 05:22 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  But without knowledge you can't apply your imagination.

That's true, KC, but one lack can be remedied and the other can't (not easily, anyway).
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09-02-2012, 05:25 PM
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(09-02-2012 05:25 PM)Zat Wrote:  
(09-02-2012 05:22 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  But without knowledge you can't apply your imagination.

That's true, KC, but one lack can be remedied and the other can't (not easily, anyway).

But one is useless without the other. The other can stand on its own.

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