Knowledge vs. Imagination [Comic]

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This is actually a real quote from Albert Einstein:

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.

[Source: Kristen and Rob Tornoe, Newsworks.org | Follow Rob Tornoe on Twitter]




3 Responses to Knowledge vs. Imagination [Comic]

  1. Actual full quote:
    “At times I feel certain I am right while not knowing the reason. When the [solar] eclipse of 1919 confirmed my intuition, I was not in the least surprised. In fact I would have been astonished had it turned out otherwise. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.”

    Context, context is very important.

  2. Imagination is the part of us that makes us ask the question “what if” which is by definition the nature of science. My deepest concern is when “what if?” becomes “let’s try it and see” because curiosity can be deadly. and when you start talking about “let’s try it and see” with the collision of subatomic particles you end up with shit like the atom bomb. and well no good comes from it. now we have people talking about stuff like “what if we made a black hole” which could become “well let’s try it and see what happens.” which could in fact cause our planet to be sucked into a black hole the size of a quarter thus ending all life on Earth. SO imagination is fine when it is left to the imagination. it’s not always so pleasing when brought about into the real world applications. :D just sayin.

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