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[ontolog-forum] What's the difference between Knowledge and Wisdom ?

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From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2013 13:38:18 -0500
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On 2/8/13 10:03 PM, John F Sowa wrote:
> Gary's list:
>> >G1. I will remember that I didn't make the world, and it doesn't exist to
>> >     make my formal ontology and its taxonomies look good.
>> >G2. Though I will use models boldly to enhance data and information 
>> >     I will not be overly impressed by them.
>> >G3. I will never sacrifice reality for elegance without explaining why I 
>have done so.
>> >G4. Nor will I give the people who use my ontological models false comfort 
>> >     its accuracy. Instead, I will make explicit its assumptions and 
>> >G5. I understand (and hope) that if done well my work may eventually have 
>> >     effects on information science, society and its economy, many of them 
>> >     my comprehension.
> This is the kind of advice that a wise old physician might give to
> a young MD or PhD who is full of "book learning", but lacks the
> clinical experience about how to apply that learning in an emergency.    (01)

The response above triggered the question above. As was the case with 
Data and the Datum, there is scant information about how one clearly 
distinguishes Knowledge and Wisdom. Hopefully, this opens up an 
opportunity for us to iron out some clarity of this very important 
matter :-)    (02)

I think the statement above, from John, very much captures the 
difference between both of the aforementioned items.    (03)

--     (04)

Regards,    (05)

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