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How important are the opinions of experts in the search for knowledge?

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People find out new things all the time - Everyone could do it | We're all knower's, so everyone matters - We can learn from each other | How important are the opinions of experts in the search for knowledge? | | Things we know now Knowledge areas comes from "experts" | | eg. Physics, Math Books, computers- We use computers | | | | | To discover new things | Experts ------------------------------------------------------- Albert Einstein, Archimedes | | Not always right | | I would never have figured out the | things they discovered. ...read more.

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When we use the word "important" in this situation we mean if the opinion of an expert actually matters. Either they are important or they're not. With "opinions" we mean the opinions of experts when it comes to knowledge. For example their theories and their beliefs (eg. Einstein's theory of relativity). "Experts" are these people who have a belief/theory that is widely supported and who knows a lot. "Knowledge" is a very wide concept but in the statement it's meant as new knowledge. ...read more.

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To find out how much they matter, we need to think about what makes a theory or belief matter. I would say that it's the validation and evidence for the theory or belief that makes it matter. Since most experts do have some sort of validation and credibility I would say that experts opinions matters a lot. But there been several times when the opinions of experts haven't mattered. Two areas of knowledge where there been many discoveries are in biology and physics. To find out how important they are we can look at different examples of discovering new knowledge and how much the opinions of experts have mattered at those times in these two areas. ...read more.

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