Knowledge is important but education is stupid

December 2, 2018, 3:35 am

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The debate "Knowledge is important but education is stupid" was started by A_communist94 on December 2, 2018, 3:35 am. 29 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 40 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

A_communist94 posted 1 argument, Stuart posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
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A_communist94, Jakellutis, byniched, Stuart, zain, Kanwal, WiseWords and 22 visitors agree.
TheExistentialist, Nemiroff, ricky123, Coriander, tenyiyi, wilsoergel76 and 34 visitors disagree.

It depends by what u define as an education, if you mean that you require a degree to be "educated" then to me this ideology is stupid, because we live in a world with a wealth of information not only do we have the Internet and libraries but we have the freedom to educate ourselves in any manner we see fit. Let's say we have 2 individuals applying for the same job, for example head chef simply because it's an area I know well. One has just come out of culinary school and received the highest possible academic achievement, a cordon bleu training but no real world experience, and then we have a second individual who doesn't have that same qualification but he started as a dishwasher in a shitty restaurant and slowly worked his way up the ladder to the point where he now has more knowledge than the cordon bleu. An employer will look at both applications and ALWAYS favour the experience or qualifications. No doubt the cordon bleu will be hired but certainly not as a Head chef.

1 year, 2 months ago
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you could certainly do unskilled jobs or.maybe a few apprenticeship technical work. perhaps some art related field...

but you will never be hired to conduct any research. nothing financial, no form of engineering, and for the sake of sick people everywhere, stay the heck out of anything medical.

1 year, 2 months ago
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so knowledge of remedial and advanced mathematics, statistics, sociology, psychology, biology, anthropology, chemistry, marketing, physics, engineering, History, etc... are all from experience? Can you please explain how you would obtain such knowledge through experience alone without standing on the discoveries of others?

How would we advance knowledge without education? If everyone has to learn everything through experience without the aid of being taught that which has already been discovered aren't we left in a perpetual cycle of rediscovery without ever advancing?

1 year, 2 months ago
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knowledge based on experience

1 year, 2 months ago

and how do you obtain knowledge without education then?

1 year, 2 months ago
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