Knowledge

Knowledge is truth made evident.

    Knowledge is the result of understanding a specific circumstance or situation. Knowledge is an emergent property. It arises from the experience of truth.

    Edgar Allen Poe said, ‘Truth is a pattern of consistency.’ Fundamental laws and principles define truth.

    Truth is unchangeable, while the understanding of truth, truth made evident, changes with time.

    Today, truth is verified through consensus, by observation, analysis, and evidence checking.

    The world is flat. The world is round. The former was thought to be true for centuries. The latter is known to be true today.

    While truth is unchangeable, knowledge is the understanding of truth, which may change over time.

    Knowledge is knowing, the known. It is not arbitrary or ambiguous.

    Knowledge is not an intelligent estimation or theory. It is not the thoughtful appreciation of a complex ‘gray area’, although these may lead to knowledge.

    Since the time of Galileo, knowledge has typically been defined by science, by the scientific method.

    Instinct and intuition are synonymous with some part of knowledge, or partial knowledge.

    Knowledge is not information. Knowledge, like love and pain, accumulates and is processed in the nerve centers of complex systems, such as a human brain.

    Knowledge is not found in books or on the Internet. Knowledge is not information found in libraries or on digital media.

Knowledge is the product of converting information into meaning.