A little knowledge is a dangerous thing
A small amount of knowledge can mislead people into thinking that they are more expert than they really are.
'A little knowledge is a dangerous thing' and 'a little learning is a dangerous thing' have been used synonymously since the 18th century...
bizarre, but when others realize what was said they begin to feel moved. Alexander Pope once said, "A little learning is a dangerous thing." (Phrase Finder) This essentially means a small amount of knowledge can cause people to think they are more expert than they are and consequently make unwise choices...
A Little Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing
During the colonial period in Kenya there were three Kikuyu men Kioi, Githogori and Kaminju who thought that they knew everything. They decided to go to adult education classes to learn English. When they went to the school they carried with them books and pencils...
after lunch. "Ah, that's a job, well done, my boy!" his mother patted him. Then she said, "grow up quickly, my boy. Then you too can do many other things like carrying out minor repairs as your Papa does. How I wish your Papa were here! But, no, he is on tour most of the time.
I now have a leaking...
therefore, everyone was taught that books were bad and dangerous. Claire Datnow quotes, "Firemen do not put out fires, they set fires to books because the ideas in them could be dangerous." (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers, pg. 48.) Knowledge is only what is accepted in society.
Guy Montag starts...
Knowledge and Individual Power
Knowledge is power, but many are reluctant to learn from others, or for themselves, as a result of their environment or upbringing. Knowledge is achievable by everyone, even the mentally handicapped, and is only limited by the desire of the individual. Power gained from...
Little Red Riding Hood
"Little Red Riding Hood" is a fairy tale about a girl and a wolf that has numerous different versions over time. Among those different versions, "Little Red Cap" written by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm is the most common one to be told to children. I believe that the reason...
"The Most Dangerous Game", by Richard Cornell was a story which Mr.Cornell used 8 aspects of fiction to show his point of view that one who has intellect can overcome one who has intelligence or instinct. The character's used in the story gave the author a way to make his point of view come clear to...
The Most Dangerous Game
When passion becomes an obsession; how far would let it take you? A very resourceful and intelligent man is about to enter a game that could end his life. Another man, also very intelligent and resourceful who is willing to sacrifice his virtues for the sake of a good game...
words explain the distinction being made between belief and knowledge in the given dialogue. Then explain what the importance of this distinction is.
In Gorgias, Plato uses a conversation between two men to lay the groundwork for knowledge and belief, suggesting that everything is subjective when it...
Globalization and its Effect on Education and Knowledge
Globalization is the worldwide phenomena by which the world comes together to share a common view on many matters. It is growth on a global scale (Wordnet Princeton University, 2006) and it is rapidly changing the face of the world...
dinosaur DNA was in fact very genius even though it would never work. The whole computer system was very complicated and well designed. The thing that made it so dangerous was there were so many bugs and they only had one person who fully understood the system which is a potential hazard. The person they hired...
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Knowledge and Courage
To Kill a Mockingbird is not a story about birds, or animal abuse. This novel is a book of knowledge and courage which both teaches and fixes people's view of life. Even though the title is "To Kill a Mockingbird...
There have been many times in my life when I have heard people use idiomatic expressions such as "some things are better left unsaid" and "what you don't know can't hurt you." I had never thought too much about these statements before, merely assuming them to be random expressions with no debatable meaning...
Duffy has successfully written about childhood and the loss of innocence in ‘little red cap’, discuss with detail reference to the poem and how Duffy has used imagery, syntax and structure effectively in the poem.
Little Red Cap is written by Carol Ann Duffy and it is taken from her feminist collection...
SYSEM Midterm Paper
The Limits of Knowledge
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” -Albert Einstein
As of the first breath of life which was bestowed by God on Adam, a thirst for knowledge was born within the human soul. This thirst...
The text under the title “Dangerous Corner” was written by British journalist, novelist, playwright, and essayist – John Boynton Priestley (1894-1984). Priestley's output was vast and varied - he wrote over one hundred novels, plays, and essay.
The text under the study is a play. The society of several...
‘Is increasing knowledge making life more worrying and uncertain in contemporary society?’
Knowledge is shaped by human beings living in society. It adds value to any activity and enables people to make informed choices and everyday decisions. Knowledge is part of a social construction and is...
Professor Carlos Lamas
Are Cell-Phones Dangerous
Technology is one of the most powerful factors that affect our daily life and routine. As part of it we have the well known and worldwide used: Cell-phones. A 2004 MIT survey said that cell phones...
her essay, about the everyday deputes and physical damage that family members inflict on each other. Ehrenreich goes on by saying a few distraught things in the last paragraph that I also disagree with such as “[We the public] aggrandize wife beaters, degrades women or nods approvingly at child slappers…...
A Dangerous Method
David Cronenberg's latest film, "A Dangerous Method," recounts the relationship between two psychiatry pioneers, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, in the early part of the 20th century. Michael Fassbender as Jung, Viggo Mortensen as Freud, and Keira Knightley as Jung’s patient and future...
Alexander Pope wrote that, "A little learning is a dangerous thing; / drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring." When it comes to the topic of learning, most of us will agree that the ability to learn is by of your own control. Where this agreement usually ends, however, we can say that learning...
Knowledge a nine letter word, who knew that such a simple word could create so much chaos throughout peoples lives. The quest for knowledge is both exciting and dangerous the characters in Paradise Lost and Frankenstein prove this.
Victor Frankenstein is interpreted to be a selfish scientist...
Alister McGrath in his text Christianity’s Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution—A History from the Seventeenth Century to the Twenty-First provides a very detailed and in-depth definition of Protestantism...
The Most Dangerous Game
Since the earliest time that I can remember one of my favorite short stories to read was “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell. To many literary experts this is seen as a man vs man type of short story, my take on it is a little different there is more then meets the...
pre-thinking or reflection before an event is just not possible nor would it be logical. The first that springs to mind is an emergency or potentially dangerous type of situation—an accident for example, where quick thinking and/or quick action is a must. If, say, you are driving down the freeway and someone...
Throughout the ages, man has always used his idea of correct knowledge as a way of pushing himself higher, a way of reaching a new plateau of superiority. Whether or not this knowledge proves to be true is superficial. The only matter of any importance is that he believes he is correct. A well respected...
some version of the famous short story “Little Red Riding Hood”, originally written by Charles Perrault in 1697. Little Red Riding Hood is about a sweet and innocent little who goes to visit her ill grandmother. Along the way to her grandmother’s house, Little Red Riding Hood meets a mischievous wolf...
Thesis Statement: We all feel that strange feeling when things are a little bit… creepy. So what causes these feelings and how does it happen?
Organizational Pattern: topical
A. Attention Getter: You’re alone,outside at night on a misty path and you suddenly get...
of us do not
consider is the fact that our emotions do play a big role within our thinking. Even if we do not
realise it, emotion influences our knowledge.
The definition of emotion is: a strong and instinctive feeling. And should be distinguished
from reasoning or logic. As there are several ways...