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Doubt is the key to knowledge (Persian Proverb). To what extent is this true in two areas of knowledge?

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"Doubt is the key to knowledge" (Persian Proverb). To what extent is this true in two areas of knowledge? This expression is describing the fact that Persian people believed there is an evidence that doubt- which is the "status of feeling that a fact or action is true but there is uncertainty and it is a status between belief and disbelief " is the key to open the doors which leads to knowledge which is "be sure and certain that a fact or decision is true". There is enough proportion of people that agree about doubt can help us in verifications in different areas of knowledge such as natural science and history, because as our communities from all over the world are improving the new and old doubts and beliefs should be stated and be researched to help our improvement. But on the other side there are people who disagree with this statement, because they believe that doubt can lead to a closed pathway to knowledge and mislead them to the true statement they are looking for. In my opinion, I agree with this expression because doubt surely can help improving knowledge as our communities are having wider and unlimited ways of thinking, so everybody has his/her own perspective that can help him/her in ...read more.

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Scientists after tsunami justified what happened as there was only one earthquake which caused the hurricane, but after a group of them doubted that and said there was more than one earthquake to do such a huge hurricane, this doubt made scientists to investigate again to finally find that there were two earthquakes happened in a quick succession, in this example doubts from different perspective were needed to investigate more and it helped in determining the right answer. Doubts are something important in describing and finding out the secrets of natural phenomena, even though some of them are not right or do not describe the real problem or solution but they also help in concluding the real true description of natural facts. As I mentioned before doubt can benefit us to reach knowledge in different areas of knowledge, so does it play an important role in history? History is defined "as the science of the human past or even the past life of all creatures living or lived on this planet", so it is the connection between our ancestors, and the present generations. it is the way where we can know what happened in the past, that lead us to what and where we are now, it illustrates the major events occurred during a period of time like an evolution, war and the peace agreements between countries. ...read more.

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I have been through a time when I heard about the IB program, so I investigate about it is objectives and differences from the regular education programs, and doubted if it will benefit me and if is it good for my academic progress, or is it only another academic program, but when I test it by becoming an IB candidate, I can recognize that it opened new horizons for me and let me earn better education and extended sciences, also learn new skills, doubt has helped me in the reasoning process of why the IB program is good for me. As a conclusion, the Persian proverb is true for different areas of knowledge, and we obtain this knowledge in history, mathematics and natural science by doubting things, then investigating the trueness of these doubts to find the appropriate valid one, doubt is important because if there was no doubts in natural science, then scientists will not need to do researches about a specific statement or phenomena to conclude the doubt which is true for this phenomena, also historians search for the trueness of an event occurred in ancient periods of time and come closer to the truth so we all know our true history, because at the end predicting doubts force us to investigate and search more for sufficient evidences to find the truth. ...read more.

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