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Everything Is The Big Unknown

Knowledge is an understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, discovering, or learning.

Knowledge is allegedly the undertsanding of something, such as a fact, information, discription or skill. Now that we know the definition of knowledge, we must find the definitions of the things that create it. They may all have a definiton but can you place the definition of a fact, for example on anything you know?

The definiton of a fact is:

a thing that is indisputably the case

Is anything 100% true to this definition? No. Are you 100% sure that what you know is a fact? No. There is always the chance that, that is just how you precieve it.
The definition of information is:
facts provided or learned about something or someone.
Since we found out above that we can’t even prove a fact, then there is no way to really have 100% true information. Like these two definitions the rest of them are similar, you can’t prove it.
Hypothetically speaking, even if we really did have “knowledge” of a couple things (which inevitably we could never actually 100% prove because even if you do any expiriment 99 times the 100th time might be different for example) we still would only know such a small fraction of all the things that can be known in this universe, it would probably be some ridiculously small precentage of knowledge.
So on to my propostition, it is: Knowledge is unknown.
Seems like a pretty simple proposition however, there are so many aspects to this and way to look at it, thta it really isn’t as simple as it seems.
My premises are:
1. Knowledge is an understanding of things such as facts, information, descriptions.
2. Facts information and despriptions can’t be fully understood because they can’t be proven.
Conclusion:
Knowledge is unknown.
 All the facts above prove my conclusion. The universe is so big and there are so many endless possibilities that even if we did have some of the knowledge we think we have is would be so very minor compared to all we can know in this universe. If we consider the fact that we can’t even really prove the facts we think are facts in the big scheme of things then truly knowledge is unknown and so very big at the same time.
 

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