An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Knowledge is Aggregation of Opinions

What is the difference between Opinion and Knowledge?

As I started to think about it – really speaking Knowledge is but an aggregate of lots of opinions!

Knowledge is but an estimation of “a truth” regarding the Observed. And nothing has expressed this more beautifully than the Hiesenberg’s Uncertainty Principle! The accuracy by which you measure the position of an electron is inversely proportionate to it probability of your success. Until there is a “distance” between the Observer and the Observed, the “knowledge” of the Observed is but just that – a PROBABILITY of the EXACT situation.

1 a : a view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter b : APPROVAL, ESTEEM
2 a : belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge b : a generally held view
3 a : a formal expression of judgment or advice by an expert b : the formal expression (as by a judge, court, or referee) of the legal reasons and principles upon which a legal decision is based

definition of Opinion by webster

So then Opinion is no different from an estimation or an expression of probability! A series of Opinions brought together in a sequence becomes known as Knowledge!

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