This prescribed title is something thatdefines human behavior as a whole. This suggests that as we become “smarter” ina field, we want to know and learn more because of how limitless knowledgeactually is, but when we acquire more knowledge, our doubts about our certaintyand confidence tends to increase. Some of the knowledge claims I have extractedfrom this question are: “knowledge is acquired through personal and sharedknowledge.” and that “with knowledge doubt increases”. I will be referring totwo Areas of Knowledge which will be Human Sciences and Natural Sciences, andthe Ways of Knowing that I will be discussing will be Intuition, Emotion and Reason.The knowledge questions that I have extrapolated form the Human Sciences andthe Natural Sciences are: “Why does doubt increase along with the growth in the”known knowledge” in the Area Of Knowledge of Human Sciences?”In the AOK of Natural Sciences,does newly discovered knowledge create doubts and new unknowns? The AOK that I will be discussingis going to be the Natural sciences and one of the Knowledge claims I extractedfrom this question is that it is easier to derive an answer when theinformation present is limited, as there are less factors to take in toconsideration. This claim can be proven by what happened with Charles Darwinwhen he proposed his theory of evolution. Charles Darwin was an expert in hisfield and he spent nearly 30 years researching his theory, and after proposingit to the public the people did not accept it, because their knowledge wasextremely limited as they only believed what the Church, and the religiousleaders have told them, which was that God had created human beings.
During the19th century the religious leaders and the religious followers inthe Catholic Church had limited knowledge as to how humans have come to earth,and because they had limited knowledge they focused on the shared knowledgethat has been passed on to them to justify their statements, which proves thatthey had extremely limited knowledge. But even though their knowledge wasconsidered to be limited with time as the unknown knowledge progressed anddiscoveries were made, the Catholic Church and the society became accepting ofthe fact that knowledge did progress and the scientific discoveries wereaccepted, but that does not mean the religious leaders don’t feel like scienceis all just a big hoax. The knowledge of how humans appeared on earth wouldn’tbe considered “limited” now because it has been accepted by the society and hasbeen proven by various experts in that field. When a scientist by the name ofCharles Darwin came in and proposed this “ridiculous” theory of evolution, thepriests and other religious followers were so off-thrown by the idea that humanswere not just created by God, but actually came from apes that they completelydenied his theory. Darwin’s theory was considered utterly “ridiculous” and thisdiscovery brought about a paradigm shift which helped the society as well asthe priests and the religious leaders understand Charles’s Darwin’s work andtheory of evolution.
This only happened after his death which is when everyoneelse caught up with all the knowledge he possessed. A counter claim to the previousknowledge claim would be the fact that because of getting rejected, scientiststend to give up on their theories. This is a counterclaim to the previousknowledge claim because when Charles Darwin’s theory got rejected by the CatholicChurch and Catholic leaders, he did not give up and continued to research thistheory as well as many other different theories that he discovered while traveling,but unfortunately only 50 years after his death (in the year 1882) did histheory get accepted by the people as a part of their shared knowledge, and thatis when finally, science started to get recognized. This all happened becauseof a previously mentioned paradigm shift where Darwin’s scientific theories andadvancements where too much for the society to take in and accept at that timeso only after a paradigm shift occurring the society started to understand andaccept what Darwin’s theory of evolution stated. Another real life situation in the NaturalSciences in relation to the knowledge question of: “In the AOK of Natural Sciences,does newly discovered knowledge create doubts and new unknowns?” could be Einstein’stheory of relativity. In other words, Einstein’s speculations about thecurvature of space and motion at the quantum level, provide us with newknowledge and produce new unknowns that previously could not have beenconsidered.
First of all Einstein’s theory of relativity derived from a set ofequations that Isaac Newton came up with in the 17th century, whichproves the knowledge question which states that Newton’s equations created newdoubts and new unknowns, which then Einstein came and used to create a theorycalled “The Theory Of Relativity”. In doing so he generated new Unknowns that previouslywere not even questioned by anyone, thus creating doubts. A knowledge claimthat could be extracted from this is that ” Newly discovered knowledge producesnew doubts as well as new unkowns.