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What is the difference between knowledge and intelligence?

  1. wesleyacarter profile image51
    wesleyacarterposted 7 years ago

    knowledge : intelligence

    wisdom : information

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    the difference between knowing a thing and using a thing. between reading about it and living it.

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    one created by experience, the other created by external means.

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    what does this mean to you?

    1. MikeNV profile image81
      MikeNVposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The difference is knowing "How to" think and just remembering information.

      You are not your knowledge, you are the intelligence that learns how to assimilate, process and store your knowledge.

    2. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Knowledge is the sum of the everything learnt, either through senses or other avenues.

      Intelligence is a man-made measurement to support separation.

      Wisdom is the sum of true fundamental meaning of all knowledge learnt.

      We learn. It creates Knowledge. Man measures one individual's knowledge to reach a conclusion for Intellect or Intelligence, but fails to register the Wisdom in it's own actions, while it measure one person's intellect.

      Leaving Humankind to completely misunderstand Life in and of itself.

    3. IntimatEvolution profile image71
      IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      A philosophical nightmare.....

      1. wesleyacarter profile image51
        wesleyacarterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        i get the chills when i think about...crap. i'm thinking about it again

        1. IntimatEvolution profile image71
          IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Crap???

          1. wesleyacarter profile image51
            wesleyacarterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            THAT'S RIGHT!

            1. IntimatEvolution profile image71
              IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Did I insult you or something?  Why are you shouting at me?  Was crap suppose to be a personal attack directed towards me?  Why?  What did I do?  I'm sorry if I offended you.  My bad.  I was just saying that when I think of stuff like that, it is a philosophical nightmare.  Did that offend?

              1. wesleyacarter profile image51
                wesleyacarterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                no not at all! i wasn't offended. sorry, i let loose an inside joke between a friend and I. if anything I was acting ignorant by openly admitting that I was thinking about crap!

                i.e. "Were you thinking about crap?"

                "You're damn right I was!"

                that sort of thing...

                i hope that made sense

    4. Diskobolos profile image50
      Diskobolosposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The difference between knowledge and intelligence is that you can and will obtain knowledge during your lifetime, but you can not obtain intelligence - you are born with the certain amount of it.

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      WildIrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      One can be intelligent and lack knowledge.  One can have knowledge and lack intelligence. The two together are a powerful combination.

      Book learning can only get a person so far; experience can only get a person so far, but experience with reflection and book learning is another powerful combination.

      Wisdom is using the knowledge gained from books and experience, and having the intelligence to apply that knowledge.

      The question: How do you define intelligence?

  2. SparklingJewel profile image76
    SparklingJewelposted 7 years ago

    knowledge is what you take in from external sources...you build your intelligence by this means

    wisdom is what you the individual choose to create with the knowledge you have taken in...wisdom is the synthesis of your heart/higher intuition, and your mind of intelligence

  3. goldenpath profile image74
    goldenpathposted 7 years ago

    Intelligence is the luminary of all truth which fills the imensity of space.  Yes, wisdom and knowledge is learned intelligence more often than not through experience.

  4. Bovine Currency profile image60
    Bovine Currencyposted 7 years ago

    intelligence is the ability to disseminate information.  Knowledge is the product of that dissemination.  Wisdom is gained by experience but not only this, it is a product of open-mindedness, the experience of wisdom one of extending the mind from a confined, self-interested child like state to a more sophisticated comphrehension of individual insignificance, personal freedom and responsibility.

    1. wesleyacarter profile image51
      wesleyacarterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hmmm..sound complicated.

      i think there is wisdom in simplicity. sophistication has little to with wisdom, and more about image. comprehension is sufficient. sophisticated comprehension sounds like something.

      individual is not insignificant. the universe creates nothing insignificant.

      personal freedom as illusion. responsibility - but to what? I like that.

      1. Bovine Currency profile image60
        Bovine Currencyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I sincerely apologise for my verbose extrapolation of intelligence theory, I am slightly deficient in the linguistic catering for colloquial dinner parties.  I have written a few hubs in case you care for more headaches?

  5. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    knowledge: the experience you acquire by learning from books or /and life.
    Intelligence: the way you use all those teachings. The more intelligent, better results.

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    huh? I'm confused?
    lol

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      tongue lol lol

  7. wesleyacarter profile image51
    wesleyacarterposted 7 years ago

    didn't finish my sentence.

    sophisticated comprehension sounds like something regulated to an elite class.

  8. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Knowledge is what you know. Intelligence is what you do with the information.

  9. Lady Guinevere profile image61
    Lady Guinevereposted 7 years ago

    Sounds about right to me SparklingJewel

    1. SparklingJewel profile image76
      SparklingJewelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Lady G...what's shakin'? I haven't been around much of late...busy with business and Constitutional freedoms smile

  10. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 7 years ago

    Case closed


    Main Entry: knowl·edge
    Pronunciation: \ˈnä-lij\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English knowlege, from knowlechen to acknowledge, irregular from knowen
    Date: 14th century
    1 obsolete : cognizance
    2 a (1) : the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association (2) : acquaintance with or understanding of a science, art, or technique b (1) : the fact or condition of being aware of something (2) : the range of one's information or understanding <answered to the best of my knowledge> c : the circumstance or condition of apprehending truth or fact through reasoning : cognition d : the fact or condition of having information or of being learned <a person of unusual knowledge>
    3 archaic : sexual intercourse
    4 a : the sum of what is known : the body of truth, information, and principles acquired by humankind b archaic : a branch of learning


    Main Entry: in·tel·li·gence
    Pronunciation: \in-ˈte-lə-jən(t)s\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin intelligentia, from intelligent-, intelligens intelligent
    Date: 14th century
    1 a (1) : the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations : reason; also : the skilled use of reason (2) : the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria (as tests) b Christian Science : the basic eternal quality of divine Mind c : mental acuteness : shrewdness
    2 a : an intelligent entity; especially : angel b : intelligent minds or mind <cosmic intelligence>
    3 : the act of understanding : comprehension
    4 a : information, news b : information concerning an enemy or possible enemy or an area; also : an agency engaged in obtaining such information
    5 : the ability to perform computer functions

    Knowledge = gaining

    Intelligence = applying

    Irohner and Tantrum summed it up nicely.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Did I win something ? big_smile lol
      thanks ediggity smile

      1. ediggity profile image60
        ediggityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Sure, name your prize.

        1. seanorjohn profile image79
          seanorjohnposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Intelligence is having the knowledge to know when to to speak out and when to keep quiet.

  11. Bovine Currency profile image60
    Bovine Currencyposted 7 years ago

    Just to back track,

    @wesleycarter; wisdom is a human quality, there can be no wisdom in simplicity itself.  Do you mean to say that simple words are more wise?

      You say sophistication has little to do with wisdom and then you say sophistication has more to do with image than wisdom.  I am not sure you have thought about my statement before responding.  I will admit my response to your remarks about my explanation were intentionally sharp, intentionally because I have good reason to believe you have disregarded my opinion based on your lack of understanding of what it is I have said.  That is fine by me.  Let me explain the sophistication issue. 

    The phrase I used was sophisticated comprehension of individual insignificance.  You are right, it is complicated.  By the aforementioned phrase I mean, in other words, a greater wisdom is the understanding of how any one individual can never know anything more than an opinion.  My opinion equally as valid as yours.  I am insignificant in the respect that I am the same as all other beings.  You may think otherwise, that is your right.  That is your personal freedom.  Responsibility is necessary if one is to make full use of freedom, only in acknowledging our insignificance can we be at peace, knowing that there is every chance in every moment of thought where we could be right, that is, we might have knowledge, in truth, we know nothing.  This has nothing to do with image.

    You say personal freedom as illusion.  I am unsure what you mean by this.  Responsibility, I have explained as above but further, for my own sense of security, in knowing my freedom and my insignificance, I look after number one but I do so without conscience interuption to the well being of others and if I do falter, I make amends if possible and in future am conscience as much as possible to not make the same mistakes.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And, take that! lol

    2. wesleyacarter profile image51
      wesleyacarterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      personal freedom relates more to your words on insignificance. That we are all one and the same - collective. This is antithetical to personal freedom.

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      when you said insignificance, i interpreted it as irrelevance. To be homogenous isn't the same as being insignificant. What i meant by my response was that every part of the universe is significant to its whole. that every digit is part of the sum, every being part of the whole.

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      I never meant to disregard your comments. You don't have to minimize my understanding of what you said; i know that you are intelligent. No need for offense.

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      As far as sophistication is concerned, sophistication is a matter of appealing to refined taste, or complexity. I don't mean that simple words are more wise. I mean that wisdom is simple, devoid of the extra, confined to what is most accessible or true. The shortest distance from learning to knowing - wisdom is a straight line. True, singular and linear.

      1. Bovine Currency profile image60
        Bovine Currencyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Your understanding of sophistication seems to taste a little of commercialism.  Your true, singular, linear wisdom, you have me lost, too mystical for me.  I meant no offense. 

        So far as homogeneity, why do you bring this into the discussion.  Let me say this, I made a reply to a thread with a title in the form of a question.  You then chose to dissect my reply.  I now am responding to your further dissection of my second attempt to have my view heard.  If there is offense being forwarded, it is from you to I.  Perhaps it is not your intention or obvious to anyone else but to me it seems, I make this conjecture based on your implicit argument that I meant to offend you, that you have been offended.  I never made any claims about your system of belief.  All I did was present my opinion on the topic of the thread.  My view on this now ongoing discussion is that you are trying to deflect your perceived insult from my statements back at me and your weapon of choice is to try denounce my integrity by a less than well disguised suggestion that I am using my choice of words to belittle you.  I make no attempts to belittle you, know that.  You do not need to make note of my intelligence.  I never announced any such claim, if you believe me to be intelligent, thank you.  I know how intelligent I am but I do not believe that to make me better than any other person.  On the contrary, my initial and secondary statements and this third have all involved my opinions on personal responsiblity and freedom. 

        I was going to post this initially then I cut it and now I paste it back,

        Finally, and contrary to any further rebuttal from you or any side comments anyone wishes to make, I will not be arguing any point on the nature of the universe and the determined or free nature of human beings any further, I do not wish to offend you any further.  Excuse me Sir.

        However, I will make brief further comment;  I made no antithetical remarks.  All the rest you can have, I am not going to lecture you.  You have done a fine job trying to lecture me but I will not bring myself to that table today.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I know that they are different but in the same they both hurt my head lol

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol

  13. Bovine Currency profile image60
    Bovine Currencyposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the support Cagsil smile

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You're quite welcome. smile lol lol

      1. Bovine Currency profile image60
        Bovine Currencyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        tongue

  14. wesleyacarter profile image51
    wesleyacarterposted 7 years ago

    Bovine and Casgil.

    Why do i picture the two of you high fiving?

    lol

  15. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    AMEN !

  16. wesleyacarter profile image51
    wesleyacarterposted 7 years ago

    i didn't ask so i could dissect your answer. i asked to hear your point of view. a little debate isn't wrong is it?

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    i wasn't suggesting you offended me. i was suggesting i might have offended you.

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    you are passionate. that is why i fanned the flames. most people are dull and do not speak up. i don't accept the last thing you say as the end of your opinion. i like to hear more. i never meant to infringe on your personal freedom.

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    most people give definitions. you gave an opinion. that is what hubpages is for is it not?

    1. Bovine Currency profile image60
      Bovine Currencyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No harm done.  I am not offended.  Lets just say even if I were offended, that would be my freedom to accept.  You cannot offend me, no person can offend me.  The reality is that if I am offended, it may have a correlation to words some other might have used but it is my recieveal that counts.  I can only blame myself in any case if I take offense.  I do not use the words I use to appear as anything, the words I use here are the words I use everyday, this is just who I am, no fronts.  If you don't want to accept my previous post as the end of my opinion, I can deal with that.  Fire away if there is something you want to ask, I am all ears.

  17. Bovine Currency profile image60
    Bovine Currencyposted 7 years ago

    I will be back later.  I am going out for earlier lunch dim sum smile

  18. Jerami profile image74
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    I am not a learned scholar as some around here but...
       I have always thought that intelligence is measured by the sum total of things learned ....  knowledge is achieved when intelligence is  understood....   Wisdom is the ability to see past the things learned and understood, thereby formulating truths that were not learned and yet are.
        Or sumtin like dat

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi jerami !
      Where do you get your wisdom from ?!
      Agreeing with you ! smile

  19. wesleyacarter profile image51
    wesleyacarterposted 7 years ago

    i agree. i wish you would finish that thought. but i don't assume you take requests.

  20. Jerami profile image74
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    Thanks tantrum.  If I have any ..My grandpa ..gave it to me.
    He told me to keep it simple. Easier for a simple mind like mine to figure it out that way. Looking for the complicated answers first take too long to exclude then as correct. Start simple and build up as far as ya can or want to.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well, you're very wise in your simplicity !

  21. Jerami profile image74
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    Thanks again ..   Blush  ..   Somehow I have managed to not  overload my brain with too much unprocessed inteligence. it's Kinda like mustard.  It is a good thing and a little bit goes a long way.

  22. Jerami profile image74
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    With any belief that a person has, he must have faith that the source of information that inspired that belief is reliable or he would not keep that belief. This process is logical.
    Therefore any belief held by anyone is supported by their own faith and logic.

    1. wesleyacarter profile image51
      wesleyacarterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Jerami, you are quickly losing your simplicity.

      1. Jerami profile image74
        Jeramiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I'm loosing it alright.. I thought I was on a diffrent thread . I feel like I lost direction. sorry

  23. IntimatEvolution profile image71
    IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years ago

    I'm sorry I didn't mean to offend anyone.

  24. IntimatEvolution profile image71
    IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years ago

    Oh good.  Thank you for replying.  Be well.

  25. kateperez profile image72
    kateperezposted 7 years ago

    Knowledge is what you know, intelligence is the capacity to learn more.

  26. The Rope profile image56
    The Ropeposted 7 years ago

    Knowledge is information that you have within you or can be obtained by you.  Intelligence is the ability to process that information for use.

  27. Bovine Currency profile image60
    Bovine Currencyposted 7 years ago

    M0o

  28. kcnck profile image60
    kcnckposted 7 years ago

    Intelligence comes from knowledge. But both are of no use unless you know how to use them.So you need tact along with them.

    1. Bovine Currency profile image60
      Bovine Currencyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      M00

  29. ddsurfsca profile image74
    ddsurfscaposted 7 years ago

    knowledge is the accumilation of information whereas
    intelligence is the ability of your mind to understand that knowledge

  30. makanaka profile image55
    makanakaposted 7 years ago

    knowledge is having information about something.Intelligence is knowing how to use the information to better yourself.

  31. dfunzy profile image60
    dfunzyposted 7 years ago

    A man with a lot of knowledge may think he knows everything. A man with intelligence knows he doesn't.

    A man with some knowledge may act like he knows everything. A man with intelligence doesn't act like he does.

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    LEWJposted 7 years ago

    All the knowledge in the world has little value unless used intelligently.    Knowledge is static information, intelligence is  active application.

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    logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago

    Intelligence is inate, knowledge is acquired

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    khmohsinposted 7 years ago

    Knowledge is acquired, intelligence is a gift and skill

  35. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    maybe knowledge is aquired and intelligence is innate plus acquired too

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      Madame Xposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oooo, I like it smile

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    Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago

    Knowledge is simply knowing facts

    Intelligence is the ability to sort out and use those facts as they relate to human life.



    Or not....haha
    just throwing in my thoughts at the moment.

  37. qwark profile image59
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    Knowledge is just something learned and kept in the mind.

    Intelligence?...simply put, is: ones ability to use the knowledge and wisdom gained in life to live for as long as one's genetic programming will allow. Period.

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    intelligence is something you are born with and knowledge is soemthing learned, and applied, in some cases.

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    (Q)posted 7 years ago

    Isn't knowledge just information and intelligence the ability to use the information?

  40. Maniac Zero profile image54
    Maniac Zeroposted 7 years ago

    I've always considered them to be the same. I think a better question would be what is the difference between Intelligence and Wisdom.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Each has a different meaning to be understood. smile

 
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