what does “learn” really mean?

humans have figured things out (learned) through history and then they pass the knowledge down to other humans.things only have to be learned once, for example how to make fire, but then those learnings must be communicated and taught to other humans.

to have learned something. what does that really mean?

it means that you memorized something that other humans either:

  1. did (experienced)
  2. figured out (theorized)

that’s it. that’s all learning is. memorizing what other humans have already done.
like take math for example.its all computing systems and formulas that other humans figured out and communicated. every subject is like that.

study english…. ok books people wrote or grammatical rules people created.

study science…. same thing, thought up and figured out and written down.

study cooking…. spices, special recipes that taste great, techniques for cooking

humans figured all this shit out and said “hey this is great. here’s how you do this” and the cycle has kept continuing

learn ALWAYS means memorize something humans figured out

if you have an exception post it and i will give you $1

(PS I have a lot of readers)

6 thoughts on “what does “learn” really mean?

  1. Your point on learning makes a curious point. The word Educate comes from latin: educere “bring out,” from ex- “out” + ducere “to lead”

    This makes an interesting point about learning as far as recalling things we already know which our unconscious has already observed perhaps. Hypnosis makes a curious point when you can hypnotize people to do things they don’t know how to do but yet are able to perform when you convince them as such.

    Furthermore, the irony is that our “education system” isn’t going to do so well as we’re learning too fast. We’ll have to come up with ways of teaching metaphorical thinking as considering how quickly we’re learning, our database/memorization technique is going to be futile. A good computer programmer hardly recalls anything, just knows where to look things up as they change so quickly.

    thats my two cents.

  2. You can learn when you discover something completely new. For example, say I discovered anti-gravity propulsion. I would have in that instance learned something new about say, quantum physics. Learning can also be a process which applied to discover and invention.

  3. good points ovid.

    harry i owe you a dollar. where do i paypal it to?

    also consider this:

    if learnings are not communicated, they must be relearned until they are. once they are communicated, they never have to be learned again by 1 and 2 above. it can be just memorization.

  4. Art (an expression of the soul)

    art is not a replication of somebody else’s findings or theories…

    i suppose a counterargument is that it cannot be learned.

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