FPQ96: All About That Base


Fandango provocatively asks…

Do you think it’s better to have a broad knowledge base or a deep knowledge base?

It depends. For example, I would like my doctor to have a deep knowledge base about the human body, diseases, medicines, etc. I don’t care if he knows anything about Star Trek or Shakespeare. My dad was pleased when he found a GP who also enjoyed James Joyce’s writing, but I don’t want to talk about literature when I’m getting a physical. This Joyce doc did not help me one bit with my migraines when I visited. 🙁

On the other hand, it’s more fun to have friends who know a little about a lot than an egghead who can and will talk for twelve hours about nuclear physics, Elvis Presley, or constitutional law (like who cares?). I myself am in this group ~ a lifetime member of the section of people who know extremely little about a vast array of topics.

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15 responses to “FPQ96: All About That Base

  1. Yeah, if I’m going for surgery I’m ok with the surgeon having a very narrow range of knowledge as long as it goes deep on surgery.

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  2. Doctors and surgeons jobs will be done by specialist robots in the future.

    These robots will have untrammelled internet resource to extensive facts about James Joyce, constitutional law and Elvis. 🙂

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  3. What? A doctor who knows nothing about Star Trek? Unthinkable!

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  4. I know lots of useless facts. I can’t remember most of them, but I know them.🤪😂

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  5. Very valid point Paula. I agree with you 100%

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  6. Its always better to know a little about a lot its much more fun!

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  7. well I was quite surprised that somebody alse used “nuclear physicist” in their answer.

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