They say Half knowledge is Worse than having No knowledge ?Is it true?

April 14, 2013 10:24am CST
I have heard this saying every now and then that having half knowledge of a subject is bad and is not safe. But some knowledge is better than having no knowledge na and how can a person possibly , always have all the knowledge in the world about everything??? I dont understand this concept!! and how far it can be true!!! What do you think?
6 responses
• India
17 Apr 13
Yes! It's true. Even my lecturers used to say that "half knowledge is very dangerous."
@Porcospino (31366)
• Denmark
16 Apr 13
I think that half knowledge can be dangerous in some situations especially in situations where you don't realize that you have half knowledge. In that kind of situations the person thinks that they will be able to do the same things as a person with full knowledge. That can lead to some dangerous situations for instance if you think that you think that you can fly a plane, and just decide to try it despite the lack of full knowledge (because you overrate your own skills) There are also other situations where half knowledge is problematic for instance in situations where people think that they have understood something and start teaching other people those things without realizing that they haven't understood everything properly.
@anneshirley (1516)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
For those who pretend to know it all, it's true because they are using their half wit to manipulate or degrade other people.
@JohnRok1 (2051)
16 Apr 13
Surely, it depends which half! I'd rather go to a doctor who knows half the subject than one who knows none of it - at least there's a 50-50 chance he might get it right. On the other hand, a scientist who rejects the God of the Bible (scientists don't even know half of all the science there is to know) is on to a loser.
@vijayroy (212)
• India
14 Apr 13
yup, having half knowledge is really worse than having no knowledge, because they can't manage that, it is like staying in the middle of river while crossing,,, having good knowledge is who already crossed the river and having no knowledge is who didn't start crossing the river, having half knowledge is the person in the middle of river and don't know how to continue,,,, it is really really worse because I have faced these type of situations before...
@Deepak2J (1178)
• India
15 Apr 13
It depends according to condition. For Example, You knows something about flying a plane, but not everything. And if for some reason if you fly a plane, than there is heavy chance of meeting accident. Also, if you have a little idea of creating a software, but you create one and hopefully sold it, it might not work properly,and you get very bad reviews. people will angry at you. And you knows a little about how to write a Blog, and so if you start writing, you can easily get more ideas how to write. No one can knows everything, that's why there is different professions for different people. have a good day