"With reference to phenomena of a ponerogenic
nature, mere proper knowledge alone can begin healing individual humans and
helping their minds regain harmony." - Andrew M. Lobaczewski
"Epiphaneous knowing presupposes
organs for insight,
knowing requires new instruments." - Arthur
"With fixed and steady gaze, born of the unerring
eye of God, scan for a while the horizon of divine knowledge, and contemplate
those words of perfection which the Eternal hath revealed, that happly the
mysteries of divine wisdom, hidden ere now beneath the veil of
glory and treasured within the tabernacle of His grace, may be made
manifest unto you." - Bahá'u'lláh
"However much you study, you cannot know without
A donkey laden with books is neither an intellectual nor a wise
Empty of essence, what learning has he whether upon him is firewood or
- Saadi of Shiraz
Knowledge is defined
the state or
fact of knowing.
information about something.
the sum or range of what has been
perceived, discovered, or
that which is or may be
known; the object of an
understanding gained through
experience or study.
that familiarity which is gained by
actual experience; practical
skill; as, a knowledge of life.
that which is gained and preserved by
knowing; instruction; acquaintance;
enlightenment; learning; scholarship;
act or state of
perception of fact,
truth, or duty; certain
Knowledge differs from
data or information in that new
knowledge may be created from existing
knowledge using logical inference. If information is data plus meaning then
knowledge is information plus processing.
The Three Forms of
Knowledge Ibn EI-Arabi of Spain instructed his followers in this
most ancient dictum: There are three forms of knowledge.
The first is intellectual knowledge, which is in fact
only information and the collection of facts, and the use of these to arrive at
further intellectual concepts. This is
Second comes the knowledge of states, which includes
both emotional feeling and strange states of being in which man thinks that he
has perceived something supreme but cannot avail himself of it. This is
Third comes real
knowledge, which is called the Knowledge of Reality. In this form, man
can perceive what is right, what is true, beyond the boundaries of thought and
Scholastics and scientists concentrate upon the first form of
Emotionalists and experientalists use the second form.
Others use the two combined, or either one alternatively.
The people who attain to truth are those who know
how to connect themselves with the reality which lies beyond both these forms
of knowledge. These are the real Sufis, the Dervishes who have Attained.
"The tendency of the
intellect is to fabricate. Philosophers
distinguish between the matter of our
knowledge and its form. The matter is what is given by the perceptive
faculties taken in the elementary state. The form is the totality of the relations set
up between these materials in order to constitute a systematic knowledge."
- Henri Bergson
history humans have formed
secret societies that claimed to hold obscure, esoteric or
knowledge. The Knights Templar, Freemasons,
Rosicrucians, Gnostic Christians, etc.
Each of these, in reality, held
truths to reality that gave them an advantage over
other humans. For example, Freemasons that began as a
guild of masons working in the Middle
Ages to build cathedrals. Architects still marvel at the skill of the builders, only
stones a man could lift and mortar (steel = nonexistent). Aside: Building with
this size of stone block was first introduced by
Akhenaten, who preceded Moses in
monotheistic worship of one
married Nefertiti and sired Tutankhamen.
The only obscure,
esoteric or secret
knowledge that has ever
existed is that which is now called proprietary
Corporations search for strategic advantages. In
the past corporations have focused on two forms of strategic advantage:
structural and capability-based. Many barriers to access to knowledge in the
past were erected. A shift is underway in which it is easier to access
knowledge due to the internet. This shift undermines traditional approaches to
the structural advantage of knowledge barriers by systematically reducing
barriers to entry and movement.
"Static capabilities are increasingly
vulnerable - they represent knowledge stocks that depreciate at an accelerating
rate. Unless they are rapidly refreshed by knowledge flows, these capabilities
rapidly lose their power to differentiate." - John Hagel III and John Seely
Privileged access to a growing and diverse set of knowledge flows
allows corporations to plan in advance. Corporations that control knowledge
flows will be more successful in developing concentration points for relevant
"In a world where new knowledge arises continually in
unexpected places, this positional advantage will be very powerful. It will
provide early visibility into new emerging innovation opportunities. Anyone who
orchestrates large and diverse ecosystems of participants can establish this
kind of positional advantage. Corporations can become overwhelmed with
knowledge flows if they have not developed the capability to filter, engage and
apply the knowledge that can be accessed through this privileged position." -
John Hagel III and John Seely Brown
Corporations, just like
individuals, can easily become too reactive and spread themselves too thin as
they vainly seek to sense and respond to all the stimuli headed their way.
Unless they have a clear sense of direction that can help them to filter and
prioritize the knowledge flows that matter the most, they will be easily
distracted. Tacit knowledge, the most valuable, can only be accessed through
"Filtering knowledge flows and engaging with
knowledge flow participants matters little if we lack the ability to apply the
knowledge acquired. Once a critical mass of knowledge flows is achieved, flows
begin to concentrate at an increasing rate and the value generated from these
flows grows exponentially." - John Hagel III and John Seely Brown
"The free use of scientific discoveries is increasingly
limited by legal ownership over their applications. In the realm of biomedical
science, the traditional free exchange of information, strains of organisms,
and so forth is crumbling because genetically engineered micro-organisms can
now be patented; that is, made into property.
In the past, scientific
progress was based on cooperation
more than competition: People shared
new results in journals and through informal exchange, protected by their
university salaries from the compulsion to profit financially from their work.
Now that careers depend in part on
corporate research funding
and now that researchers and universities have a pecuniary interest in
patenting results, a new era of secrecy has dawned. It originates from the
profit potential inherent in the patentability of new pharmaceuticals and genetically modified organisms.
Contrary to the Founders' intentions, intellectual property in this
case stymies scientific development, because science progresses by building on
the results of previous science.
When the incentive is to conceal
instead of to share, this is no longer possible. What else could we expect from
the conversion of scientific knowledge
into property, which is nothing else than
the enclosure of part of the commons
into a private holding?" - Charles
Proprietary knowledge can have extremely adverse effects for
the human race.
On the one hand a
corporation may not benefit from
it's discoveries' if all knowledge is
available to all.
On the other hand information that is
retained by the corporation as
proprietary knowledge that could and should
be in the public domain is likely to cause adverse effects.
examples of this are found in throughout
The information on
the adverse effects of smoking tobacco
laced with more than 900chemicals
that facilitate nicotine delivery is proprietary information.
Proprietary information includes the true status of
DynCorp activities in Colombia, Bolivia,
Peru, Iraq and
information includes the chemical industry information that
asbestos, fluoride, polychlorinated biphenyls,
phthalates, pyrethroids, polybrominated diphenyl ethers,
mercury are harmful to the environment and
to human health.
corporations hold proprietary
information on the effects of drugs in
If a corporation has
knowledge that it's products are harmful
should it be required to disclose that knowledge or, as this
knowledge is proprietary information, should
a corporation be able to
withhold it's knowledge knowing full well the
extent of the damage being caused in the
corporations quest for
Or suppose a
corporation made a startling
discovery that would ease human burden but did not have the resources to put
this knowledge to use. Should this
knowledge be locked away or should it be
knowledgeAt the end of 2006 the federal
government under the
George W. Bush administration decided that public
information in many federal libraries should no longer be generally available.
Thousands of people are losing access to research materials as
George W. Bush administration closes and downsizes
libraries that house collections vital to scientific investigation and the enforcement
of environmental laws.
Several federal libraries are closed or
closing. Others have reduced
staffing, hours of operation, public access or subscriptions.
work of John C. Mather, leading to the
astrophysicist's sharing of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics for shedding new
light on the Big
Bang theory of creation, was done at the NASA library in Greenbelt,
Maryland one of the libraries slated for closure.
"It is completely
absurd. The library is a national treasure. It is probably the single strongest
library for space science and engineering." - John C. Mather, 2006 Nobel Prize
In Washington, books are boxed at an
Environmental Protection Agency library that
helped toxicologists assess health effects of
chemicals. The General Services
Administration headquarters library where patrons conducted research on
finance was shuttered this year,
as was the Department of Energy headquarters library that collected literature
scientists and citizens - effects of
radiation exposure to worker's
The downsizing, especially at the
Environmental Protection Agency, demonstrates
the George W. Bush administration's
government and to
scientific solutions to many pressing problems. In addition to
shutting its headquarters library and a
chemical library in the nation's
capital, the Environmental Protection Agency has
closed regional libraries in Chicago, Kansas City and Dallas.
Environmental Protection Agency libraries handle
more than 134,000 research requests each year from the Agency's
scientific and enforcement staff, house
and catalog an estimated 50,000 documents on environmental issues that are available
nowhere else, serve as the institutional repositories for internal
documentation and commercially
published literature about a broad array of environmental topics including the Clean
Air Act, mercury and
global climate change and operate public reading
rooms that provide access to Environmental
Protection Agency publications and databases.
Environmental Protection Agency's compliance
office expressed concern that cuts
could weaken efforts to enforce environmental laws.
"Crucial information generated with
taxpayer dollars is now not
available to the public and the scientists who need it. This is the
beginning of the elimination of all these
government libraries. We have an
administration that does not have a commitment to access to information." -
Emily Sheketoff, head of the American Library Association's Washington
"The Medical Library Association (MLA) and the Association of
Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) wish to express our concern regarding the $2.5
million cut to the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) Library Network that was included in the FY07 President's
budget request. This $2.5 million cut would reduce the
Environmental Protection Agency Library
Network's budget by 80%. The Environmental
Protection Agency has already begun to shut down its libraries and to
reassign staff. We understand that Environmental
Protection Agency library services are now greatly reduced or no longer
available to the general public in agency regional offices serving 19 states."
- Jean Shipman, AHIP, President Medical Library Association & Logan Ludwig,
President Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries
understand that the Environmental Protection
Agency is in the process of closing libraries and dispersing and destroying
materials. Over the past 36 years, Environmental
Protection Agency's libraries have accumulated a vast and invaluable trove
of public health and environmental information, including at least 504,000
books and reports, 3,500 journal titles, 25,000 maps, and 3.6 million
information objects on microfilm. EPA officials are dismantling what is likely
one of our country's most comprehensive and accessible collections of
environmental materials. These actions
are being undertaken in accordance with the budget request the President
submitted for fiscal year 2007. Congress, however, has approved neither the
President's 2007 budget request nor the library closure." - Bart Gordon,
Ranking Member Committee on Science; John D. Dingell, Ranking Member Committee
on Energy and Commerce; Henry Waxman, Ranking Member Committee on Government
Reform; James L. Oberstar, Ranking Member Committee on Transportation and
Environmentalists sight environmental impact
studies to point out that George W. Bush
administration's land-use plans for our national parks and forests could
have long-term negative effects on the environment.
Solution: The George W. Bush
administration stopped conducting environmental impact studies and is
shuttering the EPA libraries.
In 2004, data released by the Department
of Education showed that public charter schools, promoted by the
George W. Bush administration as a
solution to public school woes, were lagging regular public
schools in performance.
Solution: The George W. Bush
administration stopped collecting data on charter
In 2005, a
congressionally mandated annual State Department report on international
terrorism showed that terrorism worldwide was on the rise.
Solution: The George W. Bush
administration stopped inclusion of statistics on international
The Congressional Research Service in the past
released information that it had gleaned at
taxpayer's expense. The
idea was the spreading of knowledge gathered at the public's expense.
On March 20, 2007 a memorandum from Daniel B. Mulhollan, the director
of the Congressional Research Service, directed all agency staffers to not
allow any information to be disseminated to the public.
To be acquainted with.
To be cognizant or aware.
To have fixed in the mind.
as true beyond
To be assured; to
perceive as familiar;
To discern the character or
To be able to distinguish;
recognize as distinct.
To possess knowledge, understanding, or information.
perceive directly; grasp
in the mind with clarity or
To have first hand
knowledge of states, situations,
emotions, or sensations.
To have a practical
understanding of, as through
experience; be skilled
To recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of; as, to
individual's face or
To have knowledge; to have a clear
and certain perception;
to possess wisdom, instruction, or information.
To be acquainted with; to be
no stranger to; to be more or less familiar with the
individual, character, etc., of;
to possess experience of; as, to
know an author; to know the rules of an organization.
man empties his purse into his head, no
man can take it away from him. An investment
in knowledge always pays the best interest."
Aldous Leonard Huxley
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