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I Believe Intelligence and Knowledge Aren't the Same Thing

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    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

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    Yeah.

    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

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    Intelligence Goes Together ...

    Intelligence goes together with wisdom.  You have to know what to do with that knowledge.
    justasiam justasiam 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2008

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    Two Totally Different Things!

    The way I see it, intelligence is something you pick up from books and interactions with others, while knowledge comes from life experiences and choices.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 15, 2011

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    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 18 Responses Oct 5, 2010

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    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

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    ABSOLUTELY

    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 22-25 7 Responses Jun 26, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    Knowledge makes one free

    but is a trap for them even more.
    SeaSalt38 SeaSalt38 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    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...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2008

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    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 26-30 Oct 10, 2013

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    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

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    Let Me Explain.

    Information is what you get when you are for example: talking to your friends and teachers. Knowledge is what you do with the information. The outcome. The conclusion. Sometimes we as little schoolboys/girls get information handed to us like a spoon of baby mush right. It's...
    IntrovertedPersian IntrovertedPersian 18-21, M Jul 30, 2013

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    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 22-25 Nov 1, 2008

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    Education

    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

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    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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    Definitions

    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

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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 1 Response Sep 28

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    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

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    How Big?????

    The doctor's thought of the day: Men who always think with their little head, tend to have small IQ's.
    DrSoapbox DrSoapbox 51-55, M Aug 17, 2013

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    Example

    i'm intelligent and i don't know sh*t my knowledge base is comperable to that of a 5 year old
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 26, 2008

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    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 16-17, F Jul 31, 2012

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    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

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    Not the Same

    I believe that knowledge is what you have learned and intelligence is how you use that knowledge.
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Feb 4, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30 1 Response Oct 15, 2010

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    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

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    Anyone Can Smart Or Knowledgeable

    How you apply your knowledge, is what makes you intelligent.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    Indeed

    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

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    Knowledge & Intelligence

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

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