"Knowledge" Tagged Content (Page 3)
Arguing about Values, Not Facts
The greatest distinction between facts and values is that facts don’t spur us to action. Values do.
Reaching for the Heavens: Technologies of Science and Religion
Astrophysicist and Christian John ZuHone realizes that in both his scientific life and his religious life, he must rely on something “in between” to get to what he’s really after.
What (and How) The Simpsons Can Teach Us All
“The Simpsons” is not simply entertaining — its humor often acts as a vehicle for learning.
Why Doubt and Uncertainty are Good — For Both Religion and Science
Knowledge and uncertainty, and belief and doubt, are often two sides of the same coin, and it’s the dynamic relationship between the two that drives us forward. At the second Sinai and Synapses seminar, Professors Karl Giberson and Stuart Firestein share their thoughts on this tension.
Beneath the Surface
We look at what is in front of us, and assume that we’ve learned all we need to know about it. So, for example, we live on the land, and therefore, we think that’s where all the interesting things happen. What we ignore — or at least forget — is just how much richness there is below the surface.
Teaching Our Tongue to Say “I Don’t Know”
“Knowing” can be a big problem, because “knowing” prevents “learning.” And so perhaps that’s why the Rabbis urged us to do something very challenging – to “teach [our] tongue to say ‘I don’t know.’”
IBM’s Watson and “Jeopardy!” — “Intelligence” versus “Wisdom”
Is “intelligence” the same thing as “wisdom”? Or, to phrase it another way, if computers can become “intelligent,” is there any way they could become “wise”?