an exploration of knowledge…

Try this activity inspired by E. Dombrowski: Group the following knowledge claims in some sort of classification system.  Demonstrate your groupings in any way you like, but be sure to explain (on your grouping) the logic behind your system.

  1. I know my closest friends.
  2. I know how to solve conflicts between my friends.
  3. I know that India’s economy is stronger than Canada’s.
  4. I know that Snoqualm created Mt. Si.
  5. I know Sammamish really well.
  6. I know my girlfriend is very beautiful.
  7. I know how to play frisbee.
  8. I know how to solve problems in Geometry.
  9. I know this feeling I get when I see my girlfriend, as if the whole world is suddenly coming awake.
  10. I know that the U.S. was discovered by European explorers.
  11. I know that Spain won the FIFA World Cup in 2010.
  12. I know that I cannot fully explain my love for soccer.
  13. I know that a square has four 90 degree angles.
  14. I know that atoms have protons and electrons.
  15. I know that tomorrow morning the sun will rise.
  16. I know that I will die someday.
  17. I know that if I tease my brother, he will get angry.
  18. I know that ice cream is delicious.
  19. I know that I am wearing a blue shirt and jeans and holding my coffee.
  20. I know when to stop arguing about something.

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