The American Heritage College Dictionary, my personal favorite, defines "knowledge" as "The state or fact of knowing... familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study." Experience or study? I like that, gives me an idea for a small play.
ext. Outside at night near the opening of a cave, 10,000 B.C.
Two cavemen are sitting outside looking upward at the ominous clouds rolling over and blotting out the stars.
Suddenly, a bolt of lightning strikes a nearby tree. The tree explodes, sending a fiery log to land directly in front of the caveman.
Randy and Carl begin to hit the fiery log with their wooden clubs. The clubs catch fire. In a rash decision, Carl bludgeons Randy to death with his fiery club.
Carl looks from Randy (who is now a smoking, bloody heap) to the club (which still has some flame).
So, there is our first step in knowledge. Stay tuned and we will be discussing "knowledge" in more detail with "Serendipity" and "Wiki Effect."