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Comment author: Morendil 23 March 2010 02:27:25PM 3 points [-]

Level 0 is knowledge, of a sort. I may not know or understand anything about (say) finite element methods, but I know that such a thing exists, roughly what domain it comes from and that I can, if necessary, locate and acquire more accurate knowledge about it.

Level 0 should perhaps be reserved for "unknown unknowns", the things you don't know you don't know, where you don't even know there's a password to guess.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 23 March 2010 04:10:42PM 1 point [-]

I may have been talking about a level at 1/2, where you don't exactly know there's a password, but you're unsystematically collecting enough experience to have a basis for theories.

Comment author: Strange7 23 March 2010 02:56:31PM 0 points [-]

I would call unknown unknowns something like level -1.