Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Knowledge is not all used the same.

Knowledge is the most useful resource by far. It helps us comprehend understand the world around us, and even try to understand any other worlds that might be around this one. In Theory of knowledge class I have learned that their are many different areas of knowing. Also though the experience of that class I  come to the revelation that not all knowledge does the same thing. In this blog I am going to be discussing  how math as a way of knowing is used to describe the world ,and how social sciences as a way of knowing is used to transform it.

If we look at recent news development we can see this come into play. Donald trump was recently elected president today early this morning. There has been a lot of uproar about this election because  of the two candidates backgrounds and history. This is where the social sciences come into play. They way we humans interact with each other really can transform the world. I think this election especially will have a defining impact on the world because of how irregular it is. For the past 100 years there has not been a president to be neither a be politician or a military officer. This election has open up many possibilities for future presidential requirements. Also this election is a example of the anti elite politician mentality. We can see how what we know about politics is transforming and how we approach them as a country. It seems as that social sciences are often transforming based on cause and effect principles. It seems like things occur and we based our future decisions off of that in this infinite chain.

Math also has its implications in the election. Statistics have a lot to do elections. The polls give a description of how people are might vote, but as we can see from this election statistics are not always reliable. Math is used to describe things so that we can comprehend them. For example math tells us how many people voted for Hillary and how many people voted for Trump. Math helps describes things by quantifying many of them. Also math has the potential to predict what is going to happen. We can see this in probability. As math is discovered the better we can understand and describe the world around us. Through different ways of knowing we can describe and transform the world.

1 comment:

  1. I like what you are aiming at here. I get a little worried when you say "the way humans interact", because social science isn't really that, is it? Social Science is THE STUDY of the way that humans interact. You get back on track, though, at the end of your paragraph when you mention that studying these interactions helps us make decisions about what to do next. Good move.

    Math seems tied up in this, too, though. What's the difference between what you say about Social Sciences (which we study and then make DECISIONS) and Maths lie statistics (which we study and then make PREDICTIONS)? This is a really cool and interesting question that you IMPLY, but never really attack.

    On form: this still has a lot of linguistic and grammatical hiccups in it that I am relatively sure you would be able to fix if you gave yourself TIME to REREAD your work before you submit it. Read it slowly, and out loud, to yourself. Clarity of thought requires clarity of language.

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