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What do we know with absolute certainty ?

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What do we know with absolute certainty ?

In this essay some of the certainties that humans know will be mentioned and discussed. The essay will contain an introduction paragraph where the certainties are going to be mentioned, a middle part which is going to be a brainstorming about the certainties and the last paragraph is going to be the conclusion and my own opinion about what I think people know with absolute certainty.

There are many things in the world which people say we know with absolute certainty, but is that really true. Lets take for example the earth, we know with absolute certainty that there are 4 seasons

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Middle

One more thing we know with absolute certainty is what is inside our Earth. We know that first comes the lithosphere then the asthenosphere

The inner and outer core, but how can we say we know what’s inside the earth if we never even been 40 km below Earths surface. Human beings always relied on the devices which they created themselves and are believed to tell us the information we want.

Although there are many things which can be argued about, there are also many things which we DO know with absolute certainty and these are things which are made by human beings. Math will be a good example since math was made by humans.

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Conclusion

In the conclusion I can say that people should not say that they know something with absolute certainty until they find out how they came to Earth.

And is the Earth really called Earth???

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By: Nikolaj Prodan                                                          Date: 29.08.2005

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Although this essay has a point to make it generally lacks research.
1. The author should conduct some background reading before discussing concepts.
2. Large general claims, such as we do not know anything, should be avoided.
3. The conclusion needs to be revised.
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Marked by teacher Luke Smithen 13/08/2013

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