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That Which Is Accepted as Knowledge Today Is Sometimes Discarded Tomorrow”. Consider Knowledge Issues Raised by This Statement in Two Areas of Knowledge.

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That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow”. Consider knowledge issues raised by this statement in two areas of knowledge. School Name: The International School Candidate Name: Muhammad Jamal Teacher Name: Syeda Sobia Haleem Candidate Code: 001307-0019 Session: 2012-2014 Word Count: 1234 “That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow”. Consider knowledge issues raised by this statement in two areas of knowledge. If today, someone came up and said that the universe is motionless, he would be considered a lunatic. But in 1917, it was a common phenomenon widely…show more content…
Knowledge of all sorts has developed and taken a new turn, we can see numerous examples lying in our history, science and religion Science is that one field where knowledge is not permanent. Every day, present theory are questioned and experimented in order to make new discoveries and acquire more knowledge. It is questioned and then based on rational answers it is enhanced. Many scientists themselves have said that the present answers are there to evolve and to open another door of knowledge. For example Karl Popper said, “Science is a history of corrected mistakes". Another scientific theory being suspended was the Aluminiferous Ether theory. During the 19th century scientists like Robert Boyle had a firm belief that waves would only transmit through material medium because it was convenient to perceive and in this way he formed his knowledge upon his perception. All thou his belief could not support the EM wave theory which explained light transmission in vacuum spaces and discarded Aluminiferous Ether theory. Science is not only the disciplines where we can see knowledge being questioned and examined. History and the change in facts all along the way also explain the discarding of knowledge. The most general example there is to give is of is the revisionist history. These historians do not rewrite or falsify any details and events. Instead they try
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