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Imagination is more Important Knowledge is more Important
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Is Imagination is more Important than Knowledge?

Albert Einstein once said "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” But placed into modern context, is this true?

With today's society placing a heavier emphasis on academic qualifications, is imagination still more important? Undecided

Imagination is more Important

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Knowledge is more Important

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Imagination is by far important. By imagining things which do not and presently cannot exist, those things eventually can! And using imaginary numbers, such as radical negative one, mathematical calculations can be accomplished that knowledge of what is 'real' would not have allowed.

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2 points

To what extent is imagination a product of our knowledge?

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7 points

Yea, if you can't imagine the possibilities, then why would you even require knowledge on the matter??

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JakeJ(3232) Disputed
1 point

Well, yeah we need them both, but knowledge is more important because we imagined sending a man to the moon for years and years.

We didn't actually do it until we had the knowledge to achieve the technologies to do so.

Yes, imagination does help by giving us ideas and motivation, but knowledge is key if you want to walk the walk. Witch is what the U.S. did.

We put an American flag on the moon and showed up every other country in the world. (not to brag) We did all of that with the help of both imagination and knowledge.

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webby(6) Disputed
3 points

Knowledge wasn't the key, but the lesser sibling. Imaginatively expanding current knowledge and sharing it within the project lead to a man on the moon quicker than any other nation.

And who funded the venture to put a man on the moon? Why? Because of their knowledge? Or because they were motivated to hand over the bucks while imagining sticking it to the Russians at the end of the day.

Knowledge is inert.

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5 points

Without the imagination, there would be nothing to know...

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JakeJ(3232) Disputed
1 point

Without knowledge, there would be nothing to imagine...

What if you didn't know how to imagine? What if you didn't know how to think at all?

Even if you could imagine without knowledge, what good would it be if you didn't know how to communicate and share it?

See how important knowledge is?

Surprised you didn't know that. (;

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Pineapple(1443) Disputed
4 points

I would first like to thank you for quoting, and not paraphrasing.

Secondly, the beat down.

Imagination is a natural ability. While people may be born with a certain aptitude for math or artistic ability or whatever allows you to express that imagination, we all have an imagination. Even dogs dream. Knowledge is a compliment to your imagination. Someone, at some point, imagined a possibility and created a piece of knowledge. That collection of thoughts became public knowledge. We as a species have imagined everything that we know, as individuals.

If you visit Lascaux, you see cave paintings from ancient people without much knowledge, only their imagination. They developed an ability to express what they saw and learned from their environment. That is the development of knowledge from imagination. Through the centuries that knowledge has grown from individuals imagining new ways of accomplishing artistic endeavors. Using oils and other mediums, instead of charcoal and ash.

One of the best artistic experiences I have ever had was also in France. There is a limestone quarry in the heart of Provence... a dark and cold cave with tall flat white walls, not far from the Medieval city of Les Baux. During the summer you can enter the cave and escape into a dream. A chill takes over your body instantainiously, and you can hear classical piano echoing from inside the cave. Upon the walls are the bright blue projections of the masterpieces of Cezanne. They pan across their rigid canvas like ghosts and sometimes catch you in their light. It is the most beautifully chilling way to experience an artist's work. You can feel alone, vulnerable, sometimes scared. But ultimately you feel at piece, and it is amazing.

That is the product of knowledge applied to the foundation of a great imagination. They do a different artist every year. The video is of Gogh, I went for Cezanne. But I would recommend this trip for anyone, any year.

Cathedrale d'Images

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5 points

Answer me this: Where does Knowledge come from?

Without Imagination would we have conceptualized things like geometry, mathematics, sciences?

Would we have discovered the physical applications of these concepts? Would we have built the pyramids?

Imagination drives knowledge, they are inseperable. We imagine our world in order to know how to both interpret it and mould it.

My proof? The Revolution of the Personal Computer. People like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs (amongst others), imagined that one day there could be a computer in every home; a Personal Computer.

Imagination has contributed to innovation and revolution the world over, now and forever.

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SMCdeBater(241) Disputed
2 points

Sure, I can imagine that there is a Personal Computer in front of me right now, but that doesn't help me actually buying or creating one does it? I could imagine that Personal Computers run on fried eggs and bacon, but that wouldn't work would it?

I can imagine food until I starve, but I need to know how to obtain food in order to actually eat don't I?

Imagination contributes, it doesn't make up the whole as knowledge does.

I'll end this with one question: do you know what imagination is?

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jgrown Disputed
2 points

Answer me this: Where does imagination come from?

Try and imagine a new colour, it's impossible. Now try and imagine the colour red. You can only do through the use of knowledge, and remembering what the colour red is.

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4 points

imagination is sooo more important our whole life is based on imagination the computer your writing on? made up by some dude who wanted a calculator, the Internet you are using to post this? made up by some dude who was bored carrying disc (or whatever they used) around to his friends house, the chair you are sitting on? made up by some dude with a sore arse the desk your at? made up by some dude who didn't want to have a monitor on his lap a mouse and a keyboard, the satellite used to transmit the Internet? made by some dude who wanted to reach the sky (or see what space was like) so to continue this imagination will be needed

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SMCdeBater(241) Disputed
1 point

Imagination would help, it wouldn't be needed.

Need proof? I proved that 1+1=2 because I know that that is the answer because I know from personal knowledge that by having one apple on my desk and then adding a second apple to the desk will then equal me having two apples on the desk. I can imagine otherwise, but if it cannot be proven to work, Imagination does not help, nor should it be needed.

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4 points

Imagination allows us to improve on existing knowledge or or improvise solutions when knowledge is insufficient. It takes imagination to do anything with the knowledge you have and imagination was required to discover it in the first place.

Ever heard of google or wikipeida?

Knowledge is a by definition inert, it lives in a book somewhere. Only when imagination sees a use for it, seeks it out, learns it and executes creatively with it does it have any effect on the world we live in.

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Everything we see, touch and know started with the imagination of someone and out of necessity. Necessity, after all, is the mother of invention. Without imagination and foresight, we'd be stagnant as a people and academically weak.

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jgrown Disputed
0 points

Sooo... you're saying that imagination solely would lead us to being more knowledgeable and academically strong? Okkkaaayyy thennnn

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3 points

It takes imagination to think of possible solutions to scientific questions.

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3 points

if you know stuff and can just spout off book facts, you cant use that to come up with somthing new unless you have an imagination to be able to create the thing in your mind.

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jgrown Disputed
2 points

And without knowledge, you may be able to imagine something new, but you will never be able to put it into practice without the knowledge needed to form it. Therefore, your argument is completely irrelevant.

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3 points

Imagination is more important than knowledge because? imagination (mind) has the God giving ability to become like god & in his image?, place imagination, the human mind over our reality and travel time over matter(creation,liquid,gas,solid) the past and present too have and see possibilitie? meening too have prophocey and become two know and understand our future."All Invisible Things In The heavens are visible?" imagination has become like god knowing and understanding the knowledge of all our knowledge good and bad? gods knowledge!!, A time not yet matter(matter is everything that takes up expance,creation) Time Travel,,Mind over Matter,,Reality or Possibilitie.. Imagination can from the deseption of the sly one Satan,Devil,old serpent, create nervous intoxication & a imballance in the human form to produce hell,u,cin,ation like nostradamus the Alchemists of the greeks and egypt,and many tribes of this world, see in the book of prophocey revelations 11; which really means hellucination or dream concerning your future! it states thier is The two final witnesses of god still to come knowing as gods olive trees; they will be given power from god too prophesy!! there imaginations will become two know and understand all knowledge good and bad,, The two olive trees imaginations will gain divine insparation, important knowledge of all our knowledge good or bad!! There eyes will be opened and they will become like god knowing all good and bad,, "would they realise they were knaked?" The prophet joel gained divine insparation and rote"In the last days, God says, I will pour out my spirit on all people,, Your sons and daughters will prophesy,, your young men & woman will prophesy they will see visions and dream dreams,, your old men & woman will dream dreams,, "Even on my servant,both men and woman,I will pour out my spirit in those days and they will prophesy,, I will show wonders in the heavens above & signs on the earth below";; The human imagination will prophesy, dream dreams"revelation" see visions wonders in the "sky" heavens above and signs on earth when the human mind realisess it can not serve two masters, that it can not love both god and money! as rote in the book of "matthew6;24" 1timothie it states?"money is the root of all kinds of evil;; hebrews;try too live a life free from the love of money!! Also in matthew it states" it is easyer for a camel two fit through the eye of a needle than it is a rich man two enter the kingdom of heaven & impossible for human beings two enter the kingdom of god,, A Einstein rote that "The route two all evil is money"(ozone), All evil the devil, the sly one satan was cast down too earth in revelations11;7;12 for a short time to have power to influence the human mind!! Einstein also said"The hardest thing too find was right under your nose", If some thing was the hardest thing too find and it was right under your nose? then it is out of sight out of mind, meaning Invisible!! Romans 1;19 since what may be known about god is plain to all men, because god has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world gods invisible qualities his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made,so men are with out excuse.. The human mind and its love of money with the help of satan the enermy of creation, other wise knowing as an adversiry of god he does the opposite too god! Man refines a hydrocarbon, decaying matter patrolium spirit which is dead plants and animals. This creates a toxic imbalance of chemical compounds right under your nose in the very atmosphere that should sustain all life in this mathamaticaly combined biosphere,, The hardest thing too find right under your nose is the aqual route two all evil,, Alchemists or dodgy prophets of the past use too create mistakle atmospheres from the refining of oil which they would sit in and breath in the chemicals "petrols" present in this mistakle atmosphere to create time travel hellucination visions of the future so the imagination could gain the knowledge of all our knowledge good and bad which is bad thing too create imbalance intoxication in the human form to release the power of the imagination like god too become too know and understand all good and bad, The rainbow was placed in the clouds by god to show a sign of the covenant "the sealed pact a promise" that exists between the earth and god!! prophosey is gods knowledge of all our knowledge good and bad visualised and understood through the human imagination either from divine insparation in dreams or from the devil and the opposite too god and hell u cin ation,, so imagination is defo more importante than this money loving world,, lots more on this subject???

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2 points

Without imagination knowledge is useless!

Without knowledge, imagination can still occur!

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jgrown Disputed
2 points

One doesn't need imagination to employ knowledge. I don't need any form of imagination to utilize the knowledge which i have already gained. Example, no form of imagination is used when solving the equation 1+1. I have learnt, and hence acquire knowledge, that the combination of these two numbers equals 2. And this point is valid for the very survival itself. As a child I was curious as to what it would feel like to put my hand in an oven when my mother was cooking, I learnt my lesson that an unpleasant burning sensation would be a results of these actions, and it if for this that I know not to put my hand in an oven while it is on. I implied knowledge to discover something that imagination could not do itself.

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2 points

i agree with that meri dude i mean how would we know math if someone didn't imagine the subject. also kids rather enjoy to like not sit thru a borin math class they should to be able to expand their minds.

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look at all those really famous people that have dropped out of school and they have changed the world usin their imagination like Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Francis Lewis also lots of famous actors that have dropped out of school like tom hanks, Kevin bacon Adam sandlerand so many more.

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2 points

knowledge can make terrible things like the nuclear bomb Albert Einstein used his knowledge to create something that is very horrible so knowledge can be destructive.

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azza(1) Disputed
2 points

Lani123456(1) stated that knowledge can make terrible things like the nuclear bomb. However, I would argue that Einstein did not use his knowledge to create this, but rather his imagination. He imagined the possibilities that nuclear fission had, and he then applied his knowledge (after already thinking of the possibilities), and ended up inventing the nuclear bomb from his imagination.

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2 points

Imagination is a very important thing. Unfortunately, it also leads to socially destructive things like Religion. But that's only one con among many pros.

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Imagination is more important. LOL As a matter of fact I just got banned from a group today for stating that belief.

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2 points

imagination depends upon our knowledge or awareness.knowledge leads to imagination.knowledge expands our immagination.

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1 point

Is what Einstein said ever true?

I would say, "Yes".

If so, is there anything that would make it untrue now?

I would say, "No".

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jgrown Disputed
0 points

Cool man.. Soo much relevance in your argument. My reply?

Is what Hadrian said ever true?

I would say, "Yes".

If so, is there anything that would make it untrue now?

I would say, "No".

(Sarcasm intended)

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Imagination (imo) is far more important then knowledge

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1 point

Imagination is by far important. By imagining things which do not and presently cannot exist, those things eventually can! And using imaginary numbers, such as radical negative one, mathematical calculations can be accomplished that knowledge of what is 'real' would not have allowed. Example-Answer me this: Where does imagination come from?

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2 points

Imagination is more important than knowledge because? imagination (mind) has the God giving ability to become like god & in his image?, place imagination, the human mind over our reality and travel time over matter(creation,liquid,gas,solid) the past and present too have and see possibilitie? meening too have prophocey and become two know and understand our future."All Invisible Things In The heavens are visible?" imagination has become like god knowing and understanding the knowledge of all our knowledge good and bad? gods knowledge!!, A time not yet matter(matter is everything that takes up expance,creation) Time Travel,,Mind over Matter,,Reality or Possibilitie.. Imagination can from the deseption of the sly one Satan,Devil,old serpent, create nervous intoxication & a imballance in the human form to produce hell,u,cin,ation like nostradamus the Alchemists of the greeks and egypt,and many tribes of this world, see in the book of prophocey revelations 11; which really means hellucination or dream concerning your future! it states thier is The two final witnesses of god still to come knowing as gods olive trees; they will be given power from god too prophesy!! there imaginations will become two know and understand all knowledge good and bad,, The two olive trees imaginations will gain divine insparation, important knowledge of all our knowledge good or bad!! There eyes will be opened and they will become like god knowing all good and bad,, "would they realise they were knaked?" The prophet joel gained divine insparation and rote"In the last days, God says, I will pour out my spirit on all people,, Your sons and daughters will prophesy,, your young men & woman will prophesy they will see visions and dream dreams,, your old men & woman will dream dreams,, "Even on my servant,both men and woman,I will pour out my spirit in those days and they will prophesy,, I will show wonders in the heavens above & signs on the earth below";; The human imagination will prophesy, dream dreams"revelation" see visions wonders in the "sky" heavens above and signs on earth when the human mind realisess it can not serve two masters, that it can not love both god and money! as rote in the book of "matthew6;24" 1timothie it states?"money is the root of all kinds of evil;; hebrews;try too live a life free from the love of money!! Also in matthew it states" it is easyer for a camel two fit through the eye of a needle than it is a rich man two enter the kingdom of heaven & impossible for human beings two enter the kingdom of god,, A Einstein rote that "The route two all evil is money"(ozone), All evil the devil, the sly one satan was cast down too earth in revelations11;7;12 for a short time to have power to influence the human mind!! Einstein also said"The hardest thing too find was right under your nose", If some thing was the hardest thing too find and it was right under your nose? then it is out of sight out of mind, meaning Invisible!! Romans 1;19 since what may be known about god is plain to all men, because god has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world gods invisible qualities his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made,so men are with out excuse.. The human mind and its love of money with the help of satan the enermy of creation, other wise knowing as an adversiry of god he does the opposite too god! Man refines a hydrocarbon, decaying matter patrolium spirit which is dead plants and animals. This creates a toxic imbalance of chemical compounds right under your nose in the very atmosphere that should sustain all life in this mathamaticaly combined biosphere,, The hardest thing too find right under your nose is the aqual route two all evil,, Alchemists or dodgy prophets of the past use too create mistakle atmospheres from the refining of oil which they would sit in and breath in the chemicals "petrols" present in this mistakle atmosphere to create time travel hellucination visions of the future so the imagination could gain the knowledge of all our knowledge good and bad which is bad thing too create imbalance intoxication in the human form to release the power of the imagination like god too become too know and understand all good and bad, The rainbow was placed in the clouds by god to show a sign of the covenant "the sealed pact a promise" that exists between the earth and god!! prophosey is gods knowledge of all our knowledge good and bad visualised and understood through the human imagination either from divine insparation in dreams or from the devil and the opposite too god and hell u cin ation,, so imagination is defo more importante than this money loving world,, lots more on this subject???

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1 point

The great man said ... “I believe in intuitions and inspirations. I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am… [but] I would have been surprised if I had been wrong

“I am enough of the artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

I won't argue with that ....

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1 point

Knowledge is more important because without seeing what a car was,no one would imagine a sports car

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4 points

but how would we have even know knowledge if someone didn't have the imagination to invent it such as subjects that children study today such as mathematics science English physics chemistry biology and so many more. those students wouldn't even know what knowledge is if it wasn't for the people that used their imagination to create knowledge.

look at famous people like Benjamin Franklin he only went to school for 2 years he had a lack of knowledge but had an brilliant imagination. he invented discovered and changed the world by signing the declaration of independence.

Albert Einstein finished school at the age of 16. look how he turned out to be one of the greatest men in history.

SO DON'T YOU GET IT IMAGINATION IS MORE IMPORTANT FOR GOD'S SAKE! DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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3 points

LETS JUST PUT IT AS IMAGINATION IS CREATION AND INVENTION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Imagination cannot be more important than knowledge because you can imagine a million dollars all day long and it ain't gonna happen. But you can put knowledge to practical use and slowly build up to a million dollars.

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camroony(25) Disputed
5 points

but imaginantion started that dream so in affect it must have more effect

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JakeJ(3232) Disputed
0 points

What's more important, starting a dream or finishing a dream?

Actually doing something, or just thinking about it?

I'm not saying imagination isn't important. It's just that knowledge is more important.

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2 points

I will just say this:

Imagination made J.K. Rowling a lot of money. But first, she had to have the knowledge to write a book.

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2 points

Okay I never complain about down voting, but come on. I was really quite proud of this one.

How can you disagree with that?

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1 point

you've got a point but in this case imagination had to walk hand in hand with knowledge down the aisle because without either the book wouldn't exist

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2 points

Thats right they are both important. It's just that knowledge is more important. Because with no knowledge and an imagination, you can't go very far. But if you have a lack of imagination but great knowledge you can still make lots of money.

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2 points

All knowledge precedes imagination; for without knowledge we cannot imagine. No man can rationally claim he has imagined anything without using knowledge to describe his imagination.

A man may be quite imaginative with his experiences of knowledge, yet knowledge makes imagination possible.

Conclusion: Knowledge is the “King” that rules the servant “imagination”.

Do I need to affirm which is more important?! Implied is sufficient!

Who is Albert Einstein?

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xaeon(1073) Disputed
3 points

I disagree.

The knowledge required to communicate what you have imagined does nothing to stifle or encourage that which you imagine. Even if I were to imagine something that I did not posses the knowledge to communicate, I certainly would still have had that imagination.

The very act of thinking is itself imagining. Thoughts are abstract entities, often involving pictures seen entirely within our minds. If we were to hold your affirmation here as correct, we could deduce that those who are born deaf, mute and blind would have absolutely no ability to think as they also have no means by which to take in knowledge, which is obviously incorrect. The potential of imaginative thought is not bound by our knowledge, though our ability to communicate it may be, however that is not the subject of the debate at hand.

This is not to say that I value imagination over knowledge; I hold both in equal high regards. However, I disagree completely with your method of reasoning here.

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lawnman(1104) Disputed
3 points

”If we were to hold your affirmation here as correct, we could deduce that those who are born deaf, mute and blind would have absolutely no ability to think as they also have no means by which to take in knowledge, which is obviously incorrect.”

In the case of a natural born deaf, mute, and blind individual, I would first point out that the individual has three remaining senses whereby experiences are acquired. The entirety of such a one’s creative imagination is limited by the knowledge of the experiences of taste, smell, and touch.

Experience precedes knowledge…

We can imagine the ride of traveling through a worm-hole, yet every detail of the imagination of such a journey is the creative utilization of knowledge that is acquired by experience.

We could assert that George Lucas is imaginative, (Star Wars). And such would be true, however, every element of his vast imagination is an application of his experiences through knowledge. If he was blind, mute, and deaf he might imagine the taste, touch and smell of food from a meal far, far, away.

I agree that imagination, or the creative utilization of knowledge is very important, but I also assert knowledge is the foundation of imagination.

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webby(6) Disputed
3 points

Imagination is more basic than knowledge. Babies demonstrate that imagination precedes knowledge.

Without imagination knowledge is dead. Without correct knowledge imagination is clueless but might lead you to correct knowledge. The debate is flawed as both are required for any practical purpose.

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2 points

Nice one, you really hit the nail on the head.

I like when you said: " for without knowledge we cannot imagine"

That's right, it takes knowledge to think and to communicate, therefore it take knowledge to imagine.

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2 points

Excellent deductive reasoning! Keep it up!

I despise thinking for others who must be told how to infer; I refuse to EDUCATE. I'm glad you properly reasoned from my statements!

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2 points

Depends on what's important.

But say you're starving to death and you need food. You can imagine food until you die, but you have to know how to get it to live.

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webby(6) Disputed
3 points

Imagination is alive and knowledge is dead.

If creative utilization of knowledge = imagination, then imagination is the bridge from a less knowledgeable state to a more educated one.

If you are starving to death in the first place, presumably in a unfamiliar environment, you're current knowledge has not served you.

You need creativity and imagination to survive, to find your way to the food.

Knowledge is second to imagination as it alone leaves you helpless in unfamiliar circumstances.

This is especially true in a world where you can easily GOOGLE food and it appears. All knowledge is a result of imagination, tested in the real world.

Knowledge is by definition stagnant, unlike the world we live in. This makes it close to worthless as it's soon obsolete when someone with imagination improves on it and shares it with the rest of the world.

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2 points

Nowadays we need both. EG: technology: we need an idea to start with but what use is an idea on its own? No use. We need knowledge to bring it life. I do agree we need both but i do think that knowledge just slightly More important. You couldn't create music if you didn't know how to play an instrument!!! You couldn't carve rock if you couldn't carve!! Every thing we learn is knowledge.

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2 points

i think that both of them can't exist without each other. for example: when you read a book, even about for example mathematic you imagine something in your head, for better understanding. remember when we were in school, we learnt to count, by tasks, where we had to give or take apples. And after that to count how much apples we have.

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0 points

I will say nothing else than: Knowledge is the key of Imagination.

What I mean by that, is that without knowledge, there is no imagination :D

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camroony(25) Disputed
4 points

i don't know theres say a monster with 50mm guns on each arm down the street but for all i know there could be and i still could imagine this happening

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SMCdeBater(241) Disputed
2 points

THAT got 3 Points? Wow, I must be imagining this!

Regardless, Imagination is limited to the mind. It can be expressed in physical form, but it doesn't breathe, it does not live, and does not truly exist.

F.Y.I: There is actually a difference between seeing something and knowing that something is there, that is what defines reality from illusion!

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4 points

I have a FOR and AGAINST for this, but I'll start with the FOR.

If I were to see a blue car driving, it is obvious that with that knowledge and memory that I am able to make use of that within my imagination. This is because the mind is able to memorize the images as they are sent from our eyes. Now we don't always remember everything, however, somewhere deep inside our mind, that memory is there, we just can't seem to be able to find it. Sometimes we get close, but we never completely remember (i.e the phrase "on the tip of the tongue").

So now, I imagine a blue car driving, down Long-Bottom street, but wait... how could I imagine Long-Bottom street when I have not seen it? Well, obviously I have knowledge of street signs, and they are named for different reasons and are associated with the words 'street, court, lane, drive, etc,' so therefore the mind is able to add all of these together in order to create something entirely new!

Imagination is a powerful and fun accessory, however, knowledge is highly important if we are to use it.

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SMCdeBater(241) Disputed
2 points

Now, for the AGAINST:

I am Imagining a blue car driving down Long-Bottom Street, and all of a sudden a big scary monster with 5 blue arms, red hair and 20 green tentacles come along and eats the car. Oh, and did I mention that this monster is actually the twin brother of former president George Bush?

Now, right away, I'm going to say that none of the above is actually true, and such an event did not happen, just to silence any hypocrites out there. This is just to say that just because we imagine something, that doesn't necessarily mean that it is true. After all, George Bush doesn't have 5 blue arms, red hair or 20 green tentacles does he?

My point is that even though we need knowledge to be able to place things together in our minds, that doesn't necessarily mean that we cannot extend it beyond the point of insanity!

Does this make the Imagination more important? The answer is no, because reality is more important. Disagree? Then you obviously do not exist, and you better get a virtual doctor to check that out!

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jgrown Disputed
2 points

Imagination is the expanding of concepts put together by knowledge? I'm sorry, this is a debate as to the important of knowledge vs. imagination. Reality is neither-or, just because something is reality, does not make it knowledge. The concept of reality is much more complex then the concepts of both imagination and knowledge. I may imagine and conspire that my next-door neighbor is a drug dealer because I see him meet 'shady' looking people out the front of his house, and and make a 'shady' transaction between money and a brown paper bag, but I do not KNOW that he is a drug dealer. My knowledge is that he is selling brown paper bags and there contents for money, I imagine that there is drugs in the bag due to other facts such as his bad reputation, and the 'shady' looking people he meets up with. It may be reality that he is a drug dealer, but this in neither knowledge or imagination.

| Side: Knowledge is more Important


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