Title 3 – KQ 3 : What are the essential elements that bring about true knowledge ?
KQ 3 : What are the essential elements that bring about true knowledge ?
The accuracy of knowledge is vastly dependent on the accuracy of the Instruments , technology of the time and the data available to test the existing or prevailing theories . Over time , possession of abundant and accessible data combined with technology of computing and algorithms and analysis provides opportunities to acquire and produce knowledge that is both accurate and objective.For example , over time we have put multiple optical sensors and very precise and accurate instruments. These monitor and measure phenomenon in space , giving us information like ‘Historical ephemeris tables ’ that enable us to know the Real and Actual , to test and to predict from our existing theories and knowledge and to keep refining and modifing the same striving for accuracy .
The theories in Natural Sciences call for a general consensus amongst the scientific community after the observations, experiments, investigations and results are found to be consistent , reproducible and in agreement over time. The claims and counterclaims stand to persevere from scrutiny and exploration, the resulting outcome is based on a well balanced and robust foundation.This examination through claims and conflicting claims entails deeper recognition and judgment instead of mere accommodation. Taking for instance, Theory building or Theory change in Natural and Human sciences involve a community process of sharing experiments, observations, feedback and interpreting the data in distinct ways and in varied settings. The process entails rigor and prolonged deliberation that has the higher objective to seek Accurate Knowledge for the entire Humanity.
Depending on our perspective , Signal can be either fact or error. Understanding the epistemology of error is to ascertain the fact from error and vice versa. Researchers use various kinds of ‘error probes’ to differentiate fact from error that masquerades as fact in pursuit of accurate knowledge.