RE: Knowledge is manufactured?

Subject: RE: Knowledge is manufactured?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2007 14:46:56 -0600

Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

> Philosophically (after all, it is Friday), I think the idea
> behind "knowledge is manufactured" is the distinction between
> facts and comprehending and understanding those facts and how
> to use them successfully, which is "knowledge." You can
> acquire and transmit facts, but not knowledge, because the
> comprehension and understanding must be recreated in the mind
> of each individual who receives the facts; all you can do is
> provide facts and the necessary tools to enable others to
> "remanufacture"
> knowledge within themselves.

"Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more science than a heap of stones is a house."
-- Jules-Henri Poincarré



Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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