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  1. #1 I am interested in disinterested knowledge 
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    I am interested in disinterested knowledge

    Disinterested knowledge is the energy bunny. It generates the energy for exploration and for overcoming some of the inhibitions consciousness places on the unconscious.

    Disinterested knowledge is an intrinsic value. Disinterested knowledge is not a means but an end. It is knowledge I seek because I desire to know it. I mean the term 'disinterested knowledge' as similar to 'pure research', as compared to 'applied research'. Pure research seeks to know truth unconnected to any specific application.

    Studying disinterested knowledge is like taking off a month every year to visit a strange new land. Curiosity is reinvigorated and new meaning is created.

    Knowledge is like a jigsaw puzzle. We have created many puzzles in coping with reality and when we receive a new piece of knowledge that does not fit our present puzzles we forgetaboutit (Italian word for ‘forget about it’). However, if through disinterested knowledge we have created new puzzles within which the new knowledge might fit we might find a whole new meaning in life.

    Our mind is constantly working for us and when we do not give it a worthwhile project, i.e. a new puzzle, it will just waste away in boredom or worry.

    Instrumental knowledge is interested knowledge. Instrumental knowledge is the life blood of a value system that places the maximizing of production and consumption as “Number One”.

    Disinterested knowledge is the un-knowledge, it is the non-instrumental knowledge. Disinterested knowledge is an alien and clumsy word in a society that places maximum value on production and consumption. Disinterested knowledge is not a catalyst of production and consumption but it is the catalyst of creativity. Disinterested knowledge is the mixing bowl of creativity.

    Creativity is the synthesis of the known into a model of the unknown. The value of the unknown is yet to be determined. Creativity requires a comfort with the unknown.

    Disinterested knowledge is a means to defragment your brain.

    Have you ever studied disinterested knowledge?

    Do you think it is important to love to learn?


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    Quote Originally Posted by coberst
    Disinterested knowledge is a means to defragment your brain.
    Everything in your post appears self evident to me, almost to the point of being pointless to remakr upon it. Everyhing except this. I do not understand the metaphor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by coberst
    I am interested in disinterested knowledge

    Disinterested knowledge is the energy bunny. It generates the energy for exploration and for overcoming some of the inhibitions consciousness places on the unconscious.

    Disinterested knowledge is an intrinsic value. Disinterested knowledge is not a means but an end. It is knowledge I seek because I desire to know it. I mean the term 'disinterested knowledge' as similar to 'pure research', as compared to 'applied research'. Pure research seeks to know truth unconnected to any specific application.

    Studying disinterested knowledge is like taking off a month every year to visit a strange new land. Curiosity is reinvigorated and new meaning is created.

    Knowledge is like a jigsaw puzzle. We have created many puzzles in coping with reality and when we receive a new piece of knowledge that does not fit our present puzzles we forgetaboutit (Italian word for ‘forget about it’). However, if through disinterested knowledge we have created new puzzles within which the new knowledge might fit we might find a whole new meaning in life.

    Our mind is constantly working for us and when we do not give it a worthwhile project, i.e. a new puzzle, it will just waste away in boredom or worry.

    Instrumental knowledge is interested knowledge. Instrumental knowledge is the life blood of a value system that places the maximizing of production and consumption as “Number One”.

    Disinterested knowledge is the un-knowledge, it is the non-instrumental knowledge. Disinterested knowledge is an alien and clumsy word in a society that places maximum value on production and consumption. Disinterested knowledge is not a catalyst of production and consumption but it is the catalyst of creativity. Disinterested knowledge is the mixing bowl of creativity.

    Creativity is the synthesis of the known into a model of the unknown. The value of the unknown is yet to be determined. Creativity requires a comfort with the unknown.

    Disinterested knowledge is a means to defragment your brain.

    Have you ever studied disinterested knowledge?

    Do you think it is important to love to learn?

    Absolutes rule.

    Disinterested knowledge reasons with no one.

    Everyone wants those slippers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Quote Originally Posted by coberst
    Disinterested knowledge is a means to defragment your brain.
    Everything in your post appears self evident to me, almost to the point of being pointless to remakr upon it. Everyhing except this. I do not understand the metaphor.
    I have a difficult time writing to please everyone. Some say I use too many words, some say I can not be understood, some say I write what everyone already knows. It is a problem.

    I am saying that we store a lot of bits of info that is not connected in any meaningful pattern. Disinterested knowledge may provide a larger world in which one can gather aspects of these fragments and place them in an understanding. Understanding is the creation of meaning. By adding more meaning to our life we can grow in energy and enthusiasm.
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    You are too cryptic for me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coberst
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    You are too cryptic for me!
    Max is indulging in literary masturbation - not an ideal spectator sport.
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    Max is helping you people keep your ball rolling.

    If you hadn't realised it, chaps, your industry is a weapon of great dissent.

    May as well reach for boots and a broomstick, given you VISION of your science, or should one say, LACK THERE OF.

    (bring back Fritz Lang: right?)

    NO (right?)

    The point of "disinterested knowledge", well, yes, admittedly I thought that statment was SUCH A WANK I though that "disinterested knowledge" meant that knowledge, to wheobver posted this, was so up it's own ass, Soddom and Gommorha was a teletubby episode.
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