I've known people who pursue knowledge for knowledge sake and, store this knowledge like books on a shelf. Each book containing knowledge, but having no reference to the knowledge contained in the book next to it. They seem to have an inability to relate, to understand how all knowledge is relative, myopic. Or perhaps a purest as illustrated in this Gibran quote:“If reward is the goal of religion, if patriotism serves self-interest, and if education is perused for advancement, then I would prefer to be a non-believer, a non-patriot, and a humbly ignorant man.” - Gibran