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Please Remember that this Website is not the Finished Product.

This website is Research in progress and only the First Draft. More Organizing, Editing, Developing and Processing is still needed before Knowledge Translation and Knowledge Mobilization is applied and BK101 goes from an Abstract summary to more of an Executive Summary style format. 

Prototype is an early sample, model, of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from.

Knowledge Translation is all of the activities involved in moving research from the laboratory, the research journal, and the academic conference into the hands of people and organizations who can put it to practical use.

Knowledge Mobilization refers to moving available knowledge (often from formal research) into active use. More than just "bridging the gap", KMb seeks to make connections between research/expertise and policy/practice in order to improve outcomes in various organizations or sectors. KMb involves knowledge sharing.

Technology Transfer is the process of transferring (disseminating) technology from the places and ingroups of its origination to wider distribution among more people and places.

Don't get distracted by the profanity, or outlandish opinions (temporary notations). Look at some of the information on this website as if it were an observation.

Observation is the act of making and recording a measurement. Taking a patient look. A remark expressing careful consideration. Facts learned by observing. The act of noticing or paying attention.

Notation is a system of graphics or symbols, characters and abbreviated expressions, used in artistic and scientific disciplines to represent technical facts and quantities by convention. Therefore, a notation is a collection of related symbols that are each given an arbitrary meaning, created to facilitate structured communication within a domain knowledge or field of study.

There are only so many things that you can plan for. When I started the BK101 Project I had no idea how many hours a day that I would spend on collecting, organizing and sharing knowledge and information. I had no idea how many years I would spend doing this. I had no idea how much knowledge and information I would find, or what this knowledge and information would teach me about myself and the world around me. All I know now is that this is what I need to do. This project is extremely important and beneficial, so I see this as my destiny. The more work that I do on BK101, the more work I create. So I will be working on this until my last breath...more.

When beginning any investigation, one of your first priorities is to find out what is known? So how much do we know so far? This starts with witnesses, documents and facts. I'm Nearing Peak Information, which is the maximum rate of production or the maximum rate at which something can be processed.

So for now this is mainly the research along with some comments and some personal thoughts and notes. Some of this research is observational. So more work is needed to define cause-and-effect relationships, as well as, other contributing factors that would help explain the information more clearly. This website acts as a kind of test for Cognitive Dissonance and Cognitive bias, so unintentionally it filters out ignorance, which for the moment might discourage some people from reading more and learning more. This is a problem that will be corrected, because knowledge and information should be encouraging, and not discouraging. Don't jump to conclusions or overreact when reading things that you don't agree with.

Education Reform
How this project began
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"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert Einstein

Reductionist is a person who analyzes and describes a complex phenomenon in terms of its simple or fundamental constituents. But does not generalize.

Ontological Reductionism is a belief that the whole of reality consists of a minimal number of parts.

Methodological Reductionism is the scientific attempt to provide explanation in terms of ever smaller entities.

Theory Reductionism is the suggestion that a newer theory does not replace or absorb the old, but reduces it to more basic terms. Theory reduction itself is divisible into three: translation, derivation and explanation. Reductionism can be applied to objects, phenomena, explanations, theories, and meanings. Reductionism (wiki).

I'm fully aware that I'm working on something that 99% of the people can't understand, which is not bad because that means that 70 million people on this planet should know enough to understand this project. Though knowledge and information has been here since the beginning, people don't fully understand what knowledge and information really means. People understand the benefits of a good education, but people have no idea what a good education is supposed to be. So no matter where I start this conversation, I know I must start off with questions that can reveal how much knowledge a person has, then I could use that information to communicate with that person. You have to know the language a person speaks, then you can either learn their language, or, you can teach them your language. But I know that it will be a lot easier to learn your language first, before I can even begin to teach you the language of knowledge and information.

Learning is like climbing a mountain, but I can't see the top of this mountain, all I know is that the higher I climb, the more I see, and the more I see, the more I know, and the more I know, the more I see. The view is breathtaking and awe-inspiring, way beyond an epiphany, or enlightenment, or a great awakening. You have to experience it. "It's like I climbed a mountain and I'm trying to describe what I saw and experienced". But the only way to see what I saw is for you to climb that mountain too. And the mountain is a symbol for all the knowledge and information that I have acquired, which is organized on BK101. The majority of what you need to know is here, the rest we still need to learn. So I can get you to the mountain top and open your eyes, but what you see depends on how much you learned on the way up. And those differences in what we see is where our learning journey continues. So we need to go back down the mountain and see where on the trail that particular information was skewed or misinterpreted. Then we climb the mountain again, except this time our ascension is a lot faster and a lot easier, which is the power of knowledge and learning at its finest. Learning everything on BK101 is a Transformation. But it's not something that will happen over night, it may take a few years, but it will happen.

Independent Research  -  Unbiased Analysis

Independent Studies are extremely important. Autodidacticism (autodidactism or self-education) is the act of self-directed learning about a subject or subjects in which someone has had little or no formal education. Many notable contributions have been made by autodidacts. Like, Leonardo da Vinci, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, The Wright Brothers, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Darwin, Michael Faraday, Benjamin Franklin and Jimi Hendrix, as well as many others. Independent studies provide a way for well-motivated people to pursue a topic of interest that does not necessarily fit into a traditional hobby, activity or academic curriculum. Independent studies also provide students and people with opportunities to explore their interests deeper and make important decisions about how and where they will direct their talents in the future. Research includes the formulation of questions and answers, with the goal to develop and present a product or service. The research may also be used to advance further research into a particular subject that will be performed by other people. So don't ever under estimate the value of research. Just because it seems that nothing will come from your particular research, does not mean that it will not have some value in the future. As proven throughout history with many scientific discoveries and research.

You could easily teach yourself from this information and knowledge, but it will be even easier to learn from this website when all the data is designed into logically ordered lessons so that you can learn the right things at the right time.

Note: When the lessons are being created, some of the comments and personal notes within the research will not be included using the exact same words or the exact same language. The goal of education is to teach, and not just to preach.

My Priorities

I'm doing several things at once, researching education improvements, organizing knowledge and information, I'm writing a lot, I'm reading a lot, updating websites, learning, thinking, living, sleeping, eating, exercising, and, doing things for other people. So I have my priorities, and I have my responsibilities. But most people don't know what my priorities are, or do they understand my priorities the same way that I do. People see certain details of my life inaccurately. They only see what is important to them. But they don't understand what is important to me, or what is important to the world that we all live in. My First priority is to create a complete high quality education curriculum along with a knowledge and information resource that can be easily distributed effectively and efficiently, and also be affordable to everyone. So everything else in my life comes second, not to say that those other priorities in my life are not important, because they are, it's just that the main priority is so much more important. At times some of the planning and the managing of this goal seems illogical and ineffective, but at other times, the planning looks more like pure genius, as if the struggles of my life are in perfect balance that allows me to continue my research without any distractions, or without any corrupt influences from the ignorance that I am trying to overcome. Most people know that ignorance is poisoning the minds of almost every person on the planet. Our ignorance is killing life on earth, and killing our planets ability to sustain life. Being able to see is one thing, fully understanding what you see is another. We have learned from history that a lot ideas start out messy. New ideas seldom look perfect in the beginning, even when they are just old ideas being reintroduced. But you still have to define which parts look questionable to you. What parts do you think are right? What parts do you think are wrong? If something doesn't look right, then you should bring it to the attention of others, and then explain why you think something is right or wrong. You just can't give yourself excuses not to learn without the reasons why, because if you do, the only thing that you prove is that you are confused. And the only thing that relieves confusion is answers, answers to the questions that you need to ask. So, are you asking the right questions?

Trust No One (words have no truth without knowledge)

I'm Just Getting Started - Instructions from the Curator

Even though I have collected an enormous amount of knowledge and information so far, as of 2016, I'm still finding a lot more valuable knowledge and information. The Internet is like an endless gold mine of knowledge and information. The more you dig, the more knowledge you find, and the wealthier you become. Sometimes it's hard to stop learning.

I don't just want to give you a computer, I want to give you the ability to make your own computer and know how it works, and know how to repair it yourself.

Our most powerful ability is our ability to learn, yet we take learning for granted, and we pay little attention to how important learning is.

You can say that I did it my way, but not really. I just did it. And why make the research available before it's complete? Because if I die, at least I know the research will live on and continue. And why don't I have more people involved? Finding others who understand, or care about what you're doing, is extremely difficult, especially when you haven't completed all the research just yet, especially the words that would help to explain the goal more clearly. But when that happens, more people will be able to understand, and more people will want to be involved. The speed I'm going now is as fast as I can go, because I still have a lot to learn, and I still have a lot of my own ignorance to repair. But people will learn a lot faster then me, and also learn more effectively then me because they will start with a much better education then anyone has had before, thus, they will not have to waste so much time repairing their own ignorance, or have to suffer from it. People will start their lives knowing, instead of not knowing.

"Remember why you started, remember why you're here, keep learning, don't second guess yourself, just stay aware and keep searching for more understanding."

"I'm doing nothing unusual. Humans have been asking questions since the beginning. It's just that now with the internet and our collective intelligence, we can finally now get some answers and learn more then ever before.

"I try to do positive things everyday so that my future self will will be incredibly thankful for all the things that I've done, instead of making people suffer from all the bad choices that I made."

The speed of this project will increase significantly as more people get involved, but for now, I still have to live life in balance, which luckily is part of the research. I have my research, but I also have other responsibilities, like maintaining my physical and mental health, I have to sleep, eat, exercise and pay bills. I have another life, one that is different, and sometimes normal.

Everybody has to do something, this is my something. Someone has to keep learning. Devoting my life to a cause is nothing new. Many people throughout history have given their lives for a cause, and many more will continue to give their lives in the future, it's human nature. Everyone has to do something. And a person needs to focus and devote most of their time to a particular project or type of work. That is why working together is so extremely important. When someone is focused on a particular type of work, they must rely on other people who are also focusing on their particular type of work. Because no one can do it all, but when we work together, we can do it all. You can't do everything, so be good and be good at it.

I found my calling...Do what you love and love what you do..

When something important needs to be done, sometimes you have to do it yourself, mostly because hoping that things will improve on there own or hoping that someone else will do it, is sometimes not an option. You have to act, you have to do it, you have to start it, because no one else will. Activism

For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.” - Benjamin Franklin - (saving time)

Sometimes the most perfect person for the job is not the most perfect person, but for that particular job, they're perfect. Sometimes we perceive imperfections as hindrances, when in fact they are a perfect ability under some unique circumstances.

"When something is important enough you do it even if the odds are against you" - Elon Musk

Here is the Basic Outline of just Some of the Goals of BK101

1: Continue collecting valuable knowledge and information and organizing everything into an education database.
2: Build computerized lessons that will teach people how to read and write.
3: Build computerized lessons that will teach people how to comprehend what they read. The computerized lessons will teach people how to read using the most valuable words in their chosen language, words that would give a person a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. Then make sure that all people have access to the worlds most valuable knowledge and information throughout their life, so that they continue to increase their intelligence and skills as long as they need to.
4: Expand computerized lessons to cover all important subjects.
5: Convert all Wikipedia links in BK101 into PDF's. Could easily put 100,000 of the best wiki pages on a single jump drive.
6: Continue to work on creating the most advanced laptop computer that would become the ultimate education learning tool.
7: Continue the research on how to make education to be the highest quality, and to be the most effective and efficient as possible.
8: Create the ultimate Question and Answer website on the Internet. The database for this project could also be used to give robots an operating system that would mimic Artificial Intelligence.
9: Live, Learn, Love and Progress.

"Remember, I haven't thought of everything, or do I know everything, and I am certainly not prepared for all the different scenarios that life can throw at you from time to time. What I do know is that this project is extremely important to me and to this world. So my commitment to this project is for the rest of life."

What is BK101?

Knowledge Base is a technology used to store complex structured and unstructured information used by people, or a computer system including Artificial Intelligence. Time Saver.

BK101 Name (Base Knowledge) - Web of Knowledge - Question & Answers

Body of Knowledge is the complete set of concepts, terms and activities that make up a professional domain, as defined by the relevant Learned Society or professional association. It is a type of knowledge representation by any knowledge organization. Structured knowledge that is used by members of a discipline to guide their practice or work. The prescribed aggregation of knowledge in a particular area an individual is expected to have mastered to be considered or certified as a practitioner. The systematic collection of activities and outcomes in terms of their values, constructs, models, principles and instantiations, which (a) arises from continuous discovery and validation work by members of the profession and (b) enables self-reflective growth and reproduction of the profession. A set of accepted and agreed upon standards and nomenclatures pertaining to a field or profession. A set of knowledge within a profession or subject area which is generally agreed as both essential and generally known. A body of knowledge is the accepted ontology for a specific domain. A BOK is more than simply a collection of terms; a professional reading list; a library; a website or a collection of websites; a description of professional functions; or even a collection of information.

Reference Book - Human Manual

Resource is a source of aid or support or reserve supply that may be drawn upon when needed. The ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems. Provide with or obtain resources. An available source of wealth.

Resourcefulness is the quality of being able to cope with a difficult situation.

is the place where something begins, where it springs into being. A document (or organization) from which information is obtained. Anything that provides inspiration for later work. A facility where something is available. A person who supplies information. Someone who originates or causes or initiates something. (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system. A publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to.

Knowledge-Based System consists of a knowledge-base that represents facts about the world and an inference engine that can reason about those facts and use rules and other forms of logic to deduce new facts or highlight inconsistencies. A technology used to store complex structured and unstructured information used by any person or computer system.

Inference Engine is a tool from Artificial Intelligence. The first inference engines were components of expert systems. The typical expert system consisted of a knowledge base and an inference engine. The knowledge base stored facts about the world. The inference engine applied logical rules to the knowledge base and deduced new knowledge. This process would iterate as each new fact in the knowledge base could trigger additional rules in the inference engine. Inference engines work primarily in one of two modes either special rule or facts: forward chaining and backward chaining. Forward chaining starts with the known facts and asserts new facts. Backward chaining starts with goals, and works backward to determine what facts must be asserted so that the goals can be achieved.

Expert System is a computer system that emulates the decision-making ability of a human expert. Expert systems are designed to solve complex problems by reasoning about knowledge, represented primarily as if–then rules rather than through conventional procedural code.

Information Commons is an information system, such as a physical library or online community, that exists to produce, conserve, and preserve information for current and future generations.

Public Domain is a place of sanctuary for individual creative expression, a sanctuary conferring affirmative protection against the forces of private appropriation that threatened such expression.

Creative Commons is available for others to build upon legally and to share. 

Open Education practices and programmatic initiatives that broaden access to the learning and training traditionally offered through formal education systems.

Open Governance is collective wisdom to benefit the decision-making process and improve democracy. Enable any interested citizen to add to the creation of policy.

Welcome to Basic Knowledge 101: A Collective Intelligent Consensus of Knowledge for the 21st Century.

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"I'm just one of the editors. I'm not the creator or the architect, I'm just very good at what I do, collecting and organizing valuable knowledge. Not to say that I'm an expert, because I'm still learning and still making improvements. So the best is yet to come."

The Thinker Man