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To what extent can we use time to gain more knowledge?

To what extent can we use time to gain more knowledge? We can use emotion, reasoning, language, and our senses to gain more knowledge of the world around us. But can we use time to do that aswell? What are your views on time and knowledge? are they linked?

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  • Jan 30 2013: Knowledge is good, and we should try to know more. But even more important is our application of knowledge....of the knowledge we already have. The world hardly needs more knowledge; it need wisdon: the right application of knowledge.
  • Feb 4 2013: Realize that time doesn't exist,
    but moments do.
    There are many more moments of now that exist than there is of time for any one individual.
    We all change and move on, so if you live to be 70, you get 25,550 days, with perhaps 8-12 extra days for leap years.

    Spend it wisely. Use it up.
    Use it all.
    Very few things in life are actually important.
    Separate what is for you. They will change.
  • Feb 1 2013: Strive to build on your own knowledge and understanding base. Make new bits of knowledge connect with a bigger understanding of some kind. The capability to assimilate bits and pieces of knowledge into fresh ideas, thoughts, and problem solutions gives the collection of knowledge a purpose. Think across fields, apply principles that work in one area to different areas to see if perhaps the solutions are similar.

    Time is constant.

    Your senses are your receptors for knowledge. Reason, thinking and language are human behaviors that can can be used to interpret, communicate and build on knowledge obtained. Emotion is sort of a primal response to situations, actions, or expectations. Not sure what you gain from emotion, other than how a certain set of conditions or actions makes you feel. Feelings are kind of personal. They may provide insight into how other will react or behave, but because folks react differently, it is far from precise knowledge.
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    Jan 31 2013: I don't understand the question but it sounds interesting. Can you clarify? We certainly use time in many situations, for example when we measure how long a particular process takes.
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    Jan 31 2013: Time is there to be used as you see fit. It's your choice how you use it. You can use it to increase knowledge or hide from it.

    Emotion does not offer legitimate information about the world around you. It only offers information about the world within you. If you are owned by your emotions (confuse them with rational thought), then you are not reasoning properly and your definition of logic stands for something that logic is not.

    Verbal language is a tool, but an incomplete one. You can tell me something, but unless my understanding of your words EXACTLY matches your understanding, full transmission of information cannot occur.

    How much time did it take you to read this? Did you learn ANYTHING from it? (Whether you recognize the truth of what I have said and learn, or you perceive me as a kook - and learn that.) If so, then time and knowledge are linked.
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    Jan 31 2013: Are emotion, reasoning, language and our senses timeless?
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    Jan 31 2013: G'day Hakim

    You could have all the time in the world & learn very little or you can have little time & learn a lot from that little time. I think it depends on your intellect in what you are trying to learn for example for me to learn the basic principles of quantum vacuum or physics I would have to have a intellect equivalent to what I’m trying to study which isn’t going to happen, I could spend all year on this & get nowhere but someone with a higher intellect will get it in no time flat.

    Love
    Mathew
  • Jan 30 2013: i think the acknowledgement of time as you use other senses to gain knowledge is the extent of how we can use it.
  • Jan 30 2013: Yes
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    Jan 30 2013: I might misunderstand your question. Does observing how things appear to change over time count? Does investing time hours, days, and years in study, experimentation, and thought count?