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What makes someone an expert?

 
 
Reply Mon 4 Jun, 2012 02:50 pm
Is it the art of oratory that persuades people to be "renowned" or "professional" (such as what a sophist do best), or over ten thousand hours of experience in a given subject/ field or is it an obsession on a subject matter or a field?

OR is everyone an expert to someone who is at a lower rung of ladder than them?

What is the basic requirement for someone to be considered an expert?
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Mame
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jun, 2012 03:02 pm
@Val Killmore,
Knowledge, skill (or talent) and experience?
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jun, 2012 03:14 pm
@Mame,
All that fundamentally, but subjectively the term also often imply the distinction among its pairs regarding the degree of competence...
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jun, 2012 03:52 pm
@Val Killmore,
Val Killmore wrote:
What makes someone an expert?
They know more than the other person.
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Eva
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jun, 2012 04:06 pm
There's always the classic old line from Will Rogers:

"An expert is someone 50 miles from home with a briefcase."
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jun, 2012 05:42 pm
@Eva,
50 miles...the good old days... Very Happy
Eva
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jun, 2012 09:02 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
Oh, I don't know. About 10 years ago, I was considered an expert in a town that was only 30 miles away. (It was a very small town.)
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jun, 2012 10:41 pm
Rosborne has it about right. If you know more about a given subject than anyone else in the building, you're the unquestioned expert.
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