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.
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
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It can be inferred that he based his conclusion upon his observation after seeing the circular movement of the Sun. Simultaneously reasoning is essential as well because if Copernicus did not question Galileo’s perception for the results, the current theories would have never been introduced. Scientists questioned Copernicus theory, inquired for flaws and based on valid reasons declared his theory to be false. Then again with more research and reasons, Copernicus introduced his theory of planets revolving around the sun. Just like the previous case again, Copernicus’s theory was questioned multiple times and when they realized that the theory just has minor flaws, they further reasoned and modified the theory. Therefore it can be said that the knowledge is improvable and thus mutable. It does not mean that whatever we believe in is to be refuted sometime in the future. There are many cases in which the knowledge of past still is considered plausible. However simultaneously many things which were believed to be true in the past have been discarded as time. But here the word discarded doesn’t have to really mean as we know it. It can be simply represent the refinement and the evolution of knowledge rather than rejection and abandonment. The previous ideals, philosophies and believes are worked upon to make changes where needed, in order to improve them and make them more effective. With surety it can be said that today’s answers are attained by inquiry of the flaws