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There's a big difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something. 🧠

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And the future interactions of that something.
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I find myself trying to imagine all kinds of things all the time, and I get a kick out of it, just like a runner gets a kick out of sweating. I get a kick out of thinking about these things. I can’t stop!      –feynman, BBC, “Fun to Imagine” television series, 1983 pic.twitter.com/6LNUy7P7ij
This applies to #XRP as well...!!
This is a hugely important point to consider within the context of a so-called ‘knowledge curriculum’.
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If you’re in the UK (and possibly elsewhere) you can see the whole BBC Horizon programme here. It’s one of the best bits of science television ever made. Horizon, 1981-1982: The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod… via @bbciplayer
Richard Feynman helps describe why explicit text itself is just one dimension of content.

The signifier is not the signified.

Semantic meaning lives beyond words. It can be found in invisible tags, links, relationships, connections, context, & structures.
You know the name Bitcoin, but do you really know it.
Chissà perché penso sia attuale @CarloStagnaro
This is still my favorite 45 seconds of anyone talking, by far.
👇Financial transparency is a prime example where people confuse knowing what it is at a superficial level and actually knowing what it is at the level needed to ensure investors can know what they own.
E.g., machine learning, data science, R, python, etc.
Bir şeyin adını bilmekle onu bilmek arasında büyük bir fark vardır.
This applies to literary and rhetorical devices - focusing on application over labeling #literacy
Hay una gran diferencia entre saber el nombre de algo y saber algo.
-Adin ne senin?
-Hmmm, demek Zeliha.
Siempre tan acertado el Prof. Feynman.
True for so many things. Even wine.
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wisdom is learning the limitations of language and that there are no words for describing the divine only symbol, metaphor & science
Knowing only comes from experience.
Ever more prescient in the days of AI, where the field changes quite rapidly, replete with mnemonic soup. True experts are but students of #AI, always learning.
What an actual genius sounds like.
Note to myself and all my students
Knowing the name of something vs knowing something
No es lo mismo conocer el nombre de algo y saber en qué consiste ese algo. Ej: Que conozca la palabra: cuántica no significa que sabe de mecánica cuántica
Take ‘kindness’ for example...
بعدها قال إنه سمع كلام باباه ف الحته دي ومبقاش يهتم بأسماء الاشياء والقوانين وبيهتم جدا بفهمها لكن دا عمله مشكله أن لو حد قال ادامه اسم قانون _ حتي لو قانون مشهور_ فاينمان مكنش بيعرف اللي ادامه يقصد ايه غير لما يتشرح له القانون فيكتشف أنه عارفه كويس😂
En av mina käraste käpphästar levererat av en av mina största idoler.
Enterprise 'value' (EV):
Que crack este Feynman!!!
Huge problem when learning foreign languages. You might learn the word 領収書 in Japanese, but if the translation that you hear is “receipt” you have no idea what a 領収書 is. Always good to learn things through real-life experience (or at least google images lol)
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I love this story.
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100% I think the only good reason to name something with a name other than approximately to it's function is if you can go and learn about the phenomenon from the named person or source. Sadly people seldom look at original sources for what namesakes said on subject.
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Schools teach only the names of things
There's a big difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something. 🧠
My favourite Richard Feynman quote! I didn't discover my passion for #nature until I was in my 20s & was often put off by people using terminology I couldn't understand or remember. Observing & getting to know something is the fun part. Slowly getting there!💚💙
There's a big difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
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تعلم الآلة ML
Si tuviéramos esto presente siempre, se les acabaría el trabajo a tanto #coach #vendehumo. "Hay una gran diferencia entre saber el nombre de algo y saber algo"
Knowing the name of something is not the same as knowing something. Sometimes I fool myself that the one is the same as the other, but it isn't.
I'll would be wonderful if I get Dr. Feynman as my animal spirit.
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yet, the success lies in knowing what and how to properly look up that thing innit?
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I only read bullshit from living people online, have to come here from time to time to see the guy speaking
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Great physist of our planet. Polymath too.
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Im the same with high level triple integral calculus, I know the name but I know nothing about the maths
This is an important distinction and applies to all parts of life. Richard Feynman, and particularly his distinct way of imparting wisdom, is such a gift.
No te dejes llevar x las apariencias. No todo lo q pinta diferente, innovador, inteligente o informado lo es realmente. Tener datos no es lo mismo que saber ni pensar. Piensa siempre por tí mismo porque es la unica experiencia de libertad a la que te puedes aproximar. Chao!
Feynman always giving the best advices :((
"Existe uma enorme diferença entre conhecer o nome de algo e conhecer algo".
"He knew the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something" Lesson #1 for Imperialists
Now list the things you can say you know
We sometimes do this in medicine. For example knowing how to indentify a physical sign and what it means is sufficient. Knowing what the sign is called is not important. Also, why do we have 2 names for each drug! #medtwitter
Psychiatrist on Feynman:

Thinks people talk about him.Thinks people stare at him.Auditory hypnogogic hallucinations.Talks to self.Talks to deceased wife.Maternal aunt in mental institution.Very peculiar stare. (I knew what that was—that was when I said, “And this is medicine?”)
To all students, this is golden.... Know the difference.
Lost people use words that they don't understand its meaning just to make people around think that they are intelligent but, as is often the case, the reverse is the truth.
And thinking you know something.
También aplica para sus buzzwords: AI, IoT, Transformación Digital, etc etc etc.
Sometimes even I know the difference, but I don’t know the ground truth.
Excelente concepto que se aplica al 90% de los nutricionistas...
"Hay una gran diferencia entre conocer el nombre de algo y conocer algo".
하지만 그것부터가 시작이라고 생각함
This is very true. We now the name of two million species but we know very little about the greatest majority of them
Earl Stevick, I believe, made this kind of distinction between knowing and learning in discussion second language learning.
I wish our Manager lessons to this 😅
I like to listen to and admire smart ppl. But this guy is just too dam smart.
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