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Old 10-11-2011, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by ZenitYerkes View Post
There's not an only perspective on reality since we are always standing on a point of view, to view it. Changing the point doesn't make reality different, but it can make it mean different things.
And that isn't knowledge; at least, not knowledge in any meaningful sense of the term. "Knowledge" is, generally, statements about reality that are completely unaffected by changing points of view. Things like gravity, or "2+2=4." These things quite obviously can't be ignored; and so have to be more fundamental than our opinions.

To answer the original question, knowledge tells you how things could be, as well as what they are. How are you supposed to get anywhere if you don't know what will happen next?
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