We generate, store, organize, and utilize knowledge in order to represent complex phenomena in ourselves and in our environment. We accumulate knowledge consistently and furiously from the moment of our birth to the last breath of air we take. Further, we catalog and preserve knowledge in various forms: in our memories, in oral story telling, and in physical modes such as written language, architecture, art, and with our genetic materials. Thus, we impart knowledge through our own biological traits and by all the means we use to impact our environment.
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Gerald M. Hoffman
Towards a General Theory of Knowledge