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05/01/16 9:50 am

It's what's done or isn't done with it that can be the issue...

04/30/16 11:42 pm

Yes. All knowledge is good. It is beneficial. People change because of knowledge.

It helps me know where and how to spend my money. I know who is a liar and who isn't full of shit. It helps me become more socially aware, and do things without setting the house on fire. No knowledge is useless. Everything we know helps us.

If you think you know too much of something, you need to learn the rest to counteract. Least that has always helped me. Knowing nothing and knowing everything are both bliss.

04/30/16 8:53 am

For the most part, people who can handle the dirty truth of all our problems, sure. But most Americans don't deserve to know about touchy topics, as many are ignorant as to why these things happen

NoNameToBeHad nope
04/29/16 9:23 am

good, not necessarily useful or wanted.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
04/28/16 3:00 am

Biting the apple in the garden of Eden. Whether you take it literally, figuratively, or allegorically, you gotta agree it's bad.

kanji401 SoCal
04/27/16 11:28 pm

Hurtful knowledge that serves no useful purpose is not good.

05/02/16 4:50 pm

All knowledge is good,it's how someone uses it that makes it bad

mjlohmeier Decatur, GA
04/27/16 4:31 pm

I said no, but my answer is that I don't know

Henry123 Connecticut
04/27/16 2:56 pm

Knowledge isn't good or evil... So kind of a bad question

04/28/16 11:44 am

Is having a house, food and water good? That's a stupid question because none of those things can be good

SwedishBeast Honor the roots
04/27/16 7:01 am

you could have knowledge that you don't know how to live with.

BostonsRule Greensboro, NC
04/27/16 6:44 pm

Exactly! For this reason I say all knowledge is not good.

ericnx USA
04/28/16 8:49 am

What about having knowledge about knowing how to live with knowledge you can't live with? Maybe it's all a paradox. LOL

04/27/16 6:35 am

Those of you saying knowledge is neutral have a fair point. For those of you saying all knowledge is good, please explain how human beings having the knowledge to make nuclear weapons is a good thing.

Henry123 Connecticut
04/27/16 2:57 pm

I say it's neutral. But I think their point is that learning that info is not bad. Therefore it's only learning which can be construed as a good thing. What you do with that knowledge is what can be good or evil

Henry123 Connecticut
04/27/16 2:58 pm

But I honestly think that means that the knowledge is neutral. Which is why I think the question is worded poorly

04/26/16 9:14 pm

Knowledge is neither good or bad. It is what is done or not done that has positive or negative implications

Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
04/26/16 9:02 pm

Knowledge is just information. Without a human being to assimilate it and synthesize new ideas knowledge is useless.

Henry123 Connecticut
04/27/16 2:59 pm

Technically knowledge is information that a human knows. (Can be extended to all living things I suppose). But I do agree with you're sentiment

Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
04/27/16 6:17 pm

Well, these days we store so much information there is no possible way a person can know it all. So the information sits in a book, computer, scroll, etc.... And is useless until an intelligent person make sense of it and applies it in reality.

Henry123 Connecticut
04/27/16 6:18 pm

My point is that there is a difference between knowledge and information.

04/26/16 4:11 pm

Sometimes ya just don't wanna know!

04/26/16 7:31 pm

Your parents having sex.

ScenarioNations California
04/26/16 7:34 pm

You already have that knowledge. You can be completely ignorant and still connect the fact you exist with sex and your parents.

TheDoN Tricities, WA
04/26/16 3:32 pm

Knowledge is neutral.

susanr Colorado
04/26/16 3:23 pm

I don't see knowledge as having either quality, good or bad. It just is.

blw1104 Pennsylvania
04/26/16 5:03 pm

Very true. There are some things that knowing them cause negative reactions.

PancakeYT Mississippi
04/26/16 2:22 pm

All knowledge is good. It just depends who uses the knowledge.

ctskapski x
04/26/16 2:20 pm

Knowledge is a tool. It is neutral. All knowledge has the potential to be good.

Shreveport New York
04/26/16 2:20 pm

An example of bad knowledge would be?

swervin Maryland
04/26/16 6:39 pm

Knowing what sexual position your parents prefer to use.

Shreveport New York
04/26/16 6:48 pm

I wouldn't consider that bad knowledge. Unwanted knowledge, sure, but it's not disadvantageous to the person's wellbeing or survival once they know it.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
04/26/16 1:01 pm

Absolutely. There is no example I've ever heard of where one could identify any shred of knowledge as harmful before they'd learned it, and even then it wouldn't be the knowledge but their lack of preparedness for it that might have appeared briefly to be a negative. Ignorance is never bliss, it is just ignorance, and to remain ignorant, willfully, is the worst kind of ignorance there is.

04/26/16 11:38 am

No. Knowledge of what happened in a few tv shows I haven't caught up on yet is obviously bad.

JennaB Mother
04/26/16 11:18 am

Knowledge is good. How that knowledge is used is another story.

NotTooSerious Ohio
04/26/16 10:52 am

It's both good and bad, but the good out weighs the bad, so therefor, it is good.

Henry123 Connecticut
04/27/16 3:01 pm

1) not what the question asked
2) it may be good to know something. But it doesn't mean the knowledge is good in itself. The knowledge is neutral

04/26/16 10:36 am

If you were to know everything about everything, I feel you'd lose touch with your humanity and personal world. You'd be the smartest, most depressed person in the world.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
04/26/16 9:00 am

There's knowledge and there's wisdom.
Knowledge means knowing a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom means not putting tomato in a fruit salad.
Knowledge isn't inherently good or bad; what you do with it is the defining characteristic.

think4yourself Not a safe space
04/26/16 8:06 am

No. A serial killer knowing how to torture his victims slowly and knowing how not to get caught is not good knowledge, for example.

kman101256 Princeton, WV
04/26/16 7:22 am

All knowledge is good; how it is used may not be, though

PrinceOberyn Vive LEmpereur
04/26/16 7:21 am

Knowledge is neutral and calling knowledge evil is defending ignorance. Defending ignorance and spreading it is what should be considered evil.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
04/26/16 7:15 am

There are some things about which I would rather be ignorant. Sometimes ignorance truly is bliss.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
04/26/16 7:05 am

Knowing is half the battle!

Xemanis Lawful Good
04/26/16 2:11 pm

the other half is violence

04/26/16 7:02 am

Knowledge is good.

Use of that knowledge is where things have the opportunity to stay good or go bad.

jgrannis082797 Fort Wayne, Indiana
04/26/16 7:00 am

I say yes but I don't know exactly what the question is asking because knowledge about something like rape statistics is pretty sad but it's something the happens in our society and I think it is important to know stuff like that. It is not pleasant knowledge to have but it is good to be aware of it

04/26/16 6:53 am

It's called spoilers

Spiritof76 USA 1776
04/26/16 6:50 am

Depends on you use knowledge. Hitler, Osama, and Charlie Manson were knowledgeable in many ways, and could have used that knowledge to help others, but instead, well, we know the rest of their stories.

Spiritof76 USA 1776
04/26/16 6:51 am

*Depends on how you use knowledge*.

04/26/16 6:21 am

Knowledge is neutral on the good/bad scale. It is in its use or abuse where good/bad enters the scene.

kywrite augusta, ga
04/26/16 5:58 am

Most is, but not all. I would not want to know the moment of my death in advance, for example. In most cases, however, knowledge is a neutral tool, good or evil depending on how it is applied.

sfcren Wyoming
04/26/16 5:47 am

Is lack of knowledge bad?

It seems to me this answer depends on the knowledge and the person recieving it.

04/26/16 5:46 am

Yes but it depends who has it. Remember the saying " Knowledge is power"

gonzoboy Arizona
04/26/16 5:38 am

For me, personally, I'm going with "No". First, I do not require knowing EVERYthing about everything. Again, speaking only for myself, if I was my own access to all knowledge, I might be impossible to be around, and would likely lack the wisdom to process and filter that knowledge through. For every subject under the sun, there is an expert SOMEwhere. I will find them. :)

goldz oh this world
04/26/16 6:00 am

Would you say the knowledge of nuclear weapons has been better for the world than being in ignorance of it would have been?

lendluke iowa
04/26/16 6:18 am

I don't think the knowledge of nuclear weapons is inherently bad. It's not like the knowledge is what might cause you to use them to kill.

goldz oh this world
04/26/16 6:41 am

Without the knowledge you can't use them to kill, with the knowledge it is very likely that you will.

Henry123 Connecticut
04/27/16 3:03 pm

The knowledge is a tool. With out the knowledge of how to do anything you cannot do that either.

The knowledge itself is neutral while the use of it may be bad

Korosensei Maine
04/26/16 5:23 am

Knowledge is not good or evil it just is

Pres55555 Gone.
04/26/16 5:17 am

Knowledge itself is not good nor bad; it is simply interpreted differently by different people.

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
04/26/16 5:14 am

Sometimes you're better off not knowing things, like the time my brother told me that he hooked up with two close female acquaintances of mine.

FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
04/26/16 4:57 am

There is a Burden of Knowledge that can certainly make you miserable in certain situations.

But Id rather have it than not.

liam2013 iowa
04/26/16 4:50 am

Yes. Knowledge, the facts, the truth is neutral in and of itself. How it is used can benefit or hurt mankind.

erchinator Colorado
04/26/16 4:47 am

Some knowledge shouldn't be known by the public. That would cause more panic and alarm than it would inform.

LibertarianX BTown, Indiana
04/26/16 4:42 am

All of the comments below are accurate. ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

cowboy Here and There
04/26/16 4:34 am

I think it is, but the knowledgable few will be shouted down by the ignorant masses.

Korosensei Maine
04/26/16 5:24 am

Well that's certainly ironic coming from you

tractorman Oklahoma
04/26/16 6:18 am

Ignorant masses; Trump and Cruze supporters? Correlation there?

cowboy Here and There
04/26/16 9:52 am

They come in all forms. Still waiting on how it's ironic? Examples?

Korosensei Maine
04/26/16 11:14 am

Cowboy you believe such idiotic things I'm not sure you know what sourcing is

cowboy Here and There
04/26/16 11:17 am

So you have nothing. Ok thanks.

Korosensei Maine
04/26/16 11:33 am

Cowboy you are the physical embodiment of the ignorant masses

cowboy Here and There
04/26/16 11:35 am

You're welcome to that opinion but I'm still not seeing any proof.

tractorman Oklahoma
04/26/16 2:14 pm

You are a hoot, cowboy! Even when confronted with proof you just deny its true. You are one of those "masses" whose mantra is, "I don't know why, I just know that it's true".

cowboy Here and There
04/26/16 2:17 pm

I've never said that. Have any real proof?

tractorman Oklahoma
04/26/16 5:23 pm

Someone asking for proof when they have no intention of accepting it but only to discredit it even if it came from Jesus has a name.....troll

cowboy Here and There
04/26/16 5:26 pm

I simply asked the person who made the claim to back it up. Didn't think it would be so hard to do given how sure he is but here I am. Still waiting.

tractorman Oklahoma
04/28/16 8:51 am

Cowboy, it's not hard. It's just pointless for those of us who have dealt with you before!
Keep waiting 😛😝😜

cowboy Here and There
04/28/16 8:53 am

I won't be waiting because you have nothing. ✌🏻️