Is Imagination More Important Than Knowledge?

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  1. pankaj3625 profile image74
    pankaj3625posted 9 years ago

    Is Imagination More Important Than Knowledge?

  2. Mr. Happy profile image85
    Mr. Happyposted 9 years ago

    This is just a shot in the dark but ... I am thinking one needs knowledge to have any sort of imagination. I think our imagination builds on the knowledge we already have. Yet, one's knowledge (depending on the kind of knowledge one has acquired) can also be detrimental to one's imagination.
    Just a quick thought on that ...

  3. Dottie1 profile image65
    Dottie1posted 9 years ago

    I'm not sure which is more important, imagination or knowledge, but I do think too little or too much of either is meaningless if you do not enjoy the use of them.

  4. sarovai profile image76
    sarovaiposted 9 years ago

    I go with Mr.Happy. The knowledge will give you the power for imagination. Imagingation leads to creativity. So, if you have knowledge about something, you can imagine for improvising the same.

  5. GreenMathDr profile image71
    GreenMathDrposted 9 years ago

    Personally I believe that a great deal of knowledge without imagination is useless and boring.  Example when studying the properties of a parabola in college I designed a solar water heating system.  What use is knowing the properties of a parabola if you only use them to do math problems?

  6. profile image47
    umairbinhabibposted 9 years ago

    This is a good Quotation, however dear my perspective on this quotation is Knowledge is derived by studying, asking and observing while creativity is the tool from which we derive knowledge

  7. Hanna Bambina profile image57
    Hanna Bambinaposted 8 years ago

    yes yes and thrice yes!

  8. Messenger_of_god8 profile image61
    Messenger_of_god8posted 8 years ago

    both are important but with a good imagination you you can solve problems at all angels because you think of all possibilites
    ,with imagination we are unlimited. we can eventually create everything we possibly can imagine.

  9. profile image47
    troyseph0posted 8 years ago

    I would say emotion is more important. Knowledge is just facts. You should act on feeling and intuition more than reason. I don't know where imagination falls.

  10. Silver Poet profile image72
    Silver Poetposted 8 years ago

    Knowledge is a set of tools--the more complete your knowledge, the more tools you have available.  Imagination helps in finding many different ways to use them, so that unique solutions may be created and applied.

  11. swefelix profile image55
    swefelixposted 8 years ago

    It depends on what you mean by important. The value of knowledge is decreasing as it becomes ever more available and plentiful. If you want knowledge, you can get it for $3/hour from Malaysia. Thus, in that line of thought, imagination and creativity are far more unique and valuable. But whether the value of something determines its importance is another matter...

  12. Obscurely Diverse profile image58
    Obscurely Diverseposted 8 years ago

    I believe imagination is way more important.  Standard textbook knowledge is simply acquired, while the other is boundless.  Many Science Fiction stories of the past have inspired inventors of the present, and without those creative ideas found within imagination, the drive for knowledge would deminish.

    Even Albert Einstein thought that imagination is more important than knowledge.  That says a lot, since he spent his life being inquisitive and never stopped asking questions - that's what learning should be about.

  13. adityasatya profile image55
    adityasatyaposted 8 years ago

    yes, of course. Polymorphism of imagination is knowledge. … -came-from

  14. Apostle Jack profile image59
    Apostle Jackposted 8 years ago

    That is like asking is ficton more important than nonefiction.
    You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure that out.


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