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International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge Essay
Pages 6 (1506 words)
‘That Which Is Accepted As Knowledge Today Is Sometimes Discarded Tomorrow’ Introduction According to Kim and Lee (2004, p. 2), ‘knowledge is a fluid mix of framed experience, values, contextual information, and expert insight that provides a framework for evaluating and incorporating new experiences and information’.
Science never believes in making absolute conclusions because of its awareness of the limitations of human intelligence in explaining everything in this world. Earlier, science argued that the sun moves and the earth remains stationary. Later, it contended that the earth remains stationary and the sun moves. Today, science holds that both the sun and the earth move and nothing remains stationary. What is going to be the scientific theory in future in this regard? Nobody knows. In short, ‘that which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow’. The Changing Knowledge about Matter and Life Scientific theories or knowledge about the matter is changing day by day. Earlier, science believed that molecule is the smallest particle of an object. It was argued that molecule cannot be divided under any circumstances. However, science did succeed in dividing the molecule later and formulated another theory. In this theory, scientists postulated that atom is the smallest particle of an object and cannot be divided again. However, this theory was also challenged later. Science succeeded in splitting the atom into its components: protons, neutrons and electrons. ...
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