Is the amount of knowledges a theoretically obtainable finite amount, or an unobtainable infinite amount?
I say infinite and that it is mostly vocabulary.
I say finite. As I cram more info into my head from my current classes, its like other info gets pushed out to make room
As stated below, the key variable here is time. If we have infinite time, we will learn infinite things. If we have finite time, we can only learn a finite amount.
Knowledge is both infinite and finite because of time. Someone in the 1700s could know all the finite knowledge for their time, but would not be able to drive my car. The knowledge was unavailable at that time because cars were a hypothetical but unknowable future then. We could know all the finite knowledge today, but infinite knowledge can be discovered tomorrow.
A good example would be in music. Bach was a great musician, but he died before Beethoven and Mozart were even born. The music/knowledge available to Bach was finite because of his time.
The things knowable may be finite. The ideas and conclusions derived and analyzed from them may be infinite.
Actually, I don't know. I believe knowledge is infinite but as far as our capacity as humans I am not sure.