Random blog posts about research in political communication, how people learn or don't learn from the media, why it all matters -- plus other stuff that interests me. It's my blog, after all. I can do what I want.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Knowledge vs. Wisdom
In yet another epic showdown, below we use Google's new ngram viewer to discover which gets the most mention in books from 1800 to 2000 -- knowledge, or wisdom?
And the winner is ... knowledge. No surprise, really, and it appears to be widening its lead in the last 80 years. Let's face it, knowledge is less mushy, less subjective, and it appears in so many more domains than wisdom.