I Believe Intelligence and Knowledge Aren't the Same Thing

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    Intelligence is knowing a tomato is actually a

    fruit. Knowledge is not putting a tomato into a fruit salad
    goodpttr goodpttr
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2014

    It's A Fact

    The "I believe" part of this group is a little misleading, you can't believe in something that is fact... Anyway, by definition knowledge is the expertice, skills, aqcuired by education, resulting in the accumulation of an amount of facts about  a subject. Intelligence is the...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 15, 2010

    Knowledge & Intelligence

    Knowledge is the shadow whereas intelligence is the substance. 
    talo talo
    56-60, F
    Nov 1, 2008

    The Difference Between Intellect And Knowledge

    People seem to confuse them a lot. Intellect is experience, knowledge is understanding the situation. Imagine this: There's a wizard who has studied and practised spells for 70 years, he then meets a swordsman who has studied and practised fighting and swords for 20 years. But...
    AnotherSomebody AnotherSomebody
    18-21, F
    Jul 31, 2012

    I hate standardized tests.

    I feel as though, these tests treat intelligence as a "one size fits all". As though intelligence is a mere bubble. If I am terrible at math and science, does that automatically make me an unintelligible person? What if I am ingenious in science, technology, and language? Am I...
    alxvii alxvii
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2015
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 25, 2015

    Knowledge Is Better

    Intelligence is a novelty thing that entertains your intelligent friends at parties and gives you inside jokes with similarly intelligent friends and basically no one else you know gets the joke even if you try to explain it. Intelligence is useless. Knowledge is better than...
    chocolatebar chocolatebar
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 11, 2010

    Well They Aren't...

    Knowledge is the ability to recall facts and figures. It helps for multiple-choice tests but won't get you far otherwise. Intelligence is the ability to understand, and to think creatively. It's essential.
    shinybead shinybead
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2008

    At Least I Hope It Isn't, Because If It Is, I Am Dumb

    I feel that I am intelligent, however I have serious issues retaining facts. I have a natural talent for English, mechanics, and spelling. I thrive on and can speak at length on philosophies, abstract concepts, ideas, and the like. However, I can read something, by the next day I...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 16, 2012

    Intelligence Goes Together ...

    Intelligence goes together with wisdom.  You have to know what to do with that knowledge.
    justasiam justasiam
    61-65, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2008

    Data Vs. Processing It

    Intelligence is the processor, knowledge is the data. For example, intelligence is what makes people start things like "life hacks". Everybody has binder clips, clothespins, post-it notes etc etc, but it takes intelligence to make useful combinations out of them, like this...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 10, 2013

    Like a Book...

    knowledge is having the book... intelligence is reading the book and utilizing what one has learned from it.
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2008


    Many people think they are the same while they have almost NOTHING in common. Intelligence is something you are born with, and it can be developed further too. While with knowledge - the more knowledge you get - usually the less intelligent you get. (unless you are still smart...
    Thought1 Thought1
    7 Responses Jun 26, 2009

    I Am Intelligent and Knowledgable

    So I think of this as more than belief, it's a fact, knowledge and intelligence are not the same thing. And being smart has nothing to do with you intelligence either for that matter
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2008

    I Think It's Like Compr...

    I think it's like comprehension and reading.  You can read something but that doesn't mean you comprehend it. 
    whippingirl whippingirl
    Nov 1, 2008

    What Cannot Be Taught In Any Book

    No to me they  are not the same thing. I have met many a person that were loaded with book smarts , they could recite all the facts and figures you ever wanted to hear. Being very well read individuals and school educated , they could tell you anything from the mating call...
    softkitti softkitti
    22-25, F
    17 Responses Oct 5, 2010

    Anyone Can Smart Or Knowledgeable

    How you apply your knowledge, is what makes you intelligent.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2009

    Lets Talk About Knowledge And Wisdom(not Intelligence)

    intelligence is all of ours(mankinds),right its not intellect. knowledge is the surface experience, it is passing,limited, it is how we have always done things in the past,right? wisdom is to understand  'what is' now,today(when we let go of the past)?
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Oct 5, 2010


    i'm intelligent and i don't know sh*t my knowledge base is comperable to that of a 5 year old
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2008

    Its Very Simple...

    Its very simple: Knowledge is facts and information stored in a person's memory. Intelligence is a person's ability to understand and process knowledge. Intelligence can also be used to process current knowledge and create new knowledge. Hence science is born. A basic example...
    djpanda djpanda
    18-21, M
    Oct 10, 2010


    Over time it has became painfully obvious to me that I'm an intelligent person, granted I'm no where near the level of say Stephen Hawking but perhaps above average, maybe, I really can't know for sure. The problem is that I've really done nothing practical with my intelligence...
    LordNothing LordNothing
    26-30, M
    Oct 2, 2011


    knowl·edge [nol-ij] noun facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject:  a thirst for knowledge | her considerable knowledge of antiques. what is known in...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    15 Responses Nov 1, 2008


    Knowledge is simply retaining information on something. Intelligence is knowing what to do with that information. In a nutshell.
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax
    18-21, F
    Jan 27, 2008


    It's pretty clear to me that intelligence is much wider than knowledge.  Knowledge is achieved by using a part of the mind's arsenal of tools to acquire information.  Knowledge in it's academic sense, is like an encyclopaedia.  But what makes the connection...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    Feb 28, 2010

    Intelligence To Obtain Knowledge

    Knowledge is something you obtain and can grow on. Intelligence is something you're born with and can use to your advantage to gain knowledge as seen fit. That's what I believe.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    May 6, 2011

    I Think Knowledge Is Knowin...

    I think knowledge is knowing when we have learnt something new, Intellingence is something we have so we can put our knowledge into action
    rosygal rosygal
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2008

    A New Measure Of Intelligence: Big-picture Thinking Trumps Narrow-minded Expertise

    Observing the various realms of science, medicine, experts and world events, I've come to the conclusion that our modern definition of "intelligence" (IQ) is seriously lacking. The label of "high IQ" is typically assigned to those who are experts in narrowly-defined fields such...
    kayaker712 kayaker712
    61-65, M
    Jan 15, 2011

    My View

    I see intelligence as the level or ability to learn.... Knowledge is what has been learned.... So no...not the same at all.
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2008

    Difference Between Intelligence And Knowledge

    There is a lot of academic arrogance in the world, and there are a lot of people who act as if they are better than everyone else because they have knowledge. And whereas, it is true that knowledge is power, all too often that power goes to the head of the individual, who assumes...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus
    51-55, M
    Oct 5, 2010

    Black Labrador Retriever Gets Honorary Law Degree

    Not to belabor the point but here is another example : WACO, Texas  Monday, November 10, 2008 Associated Press—  When Amy Jones received her law degree from Baylor University, her playful service dog Skeeter...
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    1 Response Nov 10, 2008

    All In the Gray Matter

    Knowledge is Information and information gives one knowledge on many different subjects.  Intelligence is one's ability to use information. Knowing more information doesn’t make one smarter. It might help you make better decision, but if you are not smart enough to...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2009

    My Take On This Is Quite Simple.

    Knowledge is a bank of tools at your minds disposal. Intelligence is the skill with which you wield your tools to produce results. Simply reading and storing a textbook is not personally beneficial until you begin to piece things together from the text yourself, practice it...
    FluidMind FluidMind
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 10, 2008
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