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“That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes disc

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Kennedy Jasso

on 11 November 2013

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Transcript of “That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes disc

“That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow.”
Consider knowledge issues raised by this statement in two areas of knowledge.

Everything is just a theory because it could be discarded at any time. Experiments may continually prove that a certain theory is correct, but the theory will immediately be discarded if there evidence that goes against the theory.
Even ethics will continually be discarded and changed. For example, it was once believed in America and most parts of Europe that it was inappropriate for women to wear any forms of pants. For the most part, this is not true today. In America and Europe at least, it is considered common practice for women to wear pants.
Science may continually be discarded and changed over time, but does that really matter? For example, we have studied gravity for the full extent of humanity's existence. We may have changed our opinion about why gravity occurs, but that does not really change our daily lives. To our knowledge, gravity has affected us everyday of our lives, and as far as we are concern, it will always affect us.
Scientific theories continually change. Certain theories may become the basis of science, but are eventually discarded. It was once considered common knowledge that the world was flat. It has now been proven to be incorrect. This change in theories may have occurred in the past, but it could still occur today. There is still the possibility that widely accepted theories could be disproved at any time.
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