In what ways may disagreement aid the pursuit of knowledge in the natural and human sciences

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1. In what ways may disagreement aid the pursuit of knowledge in the natural and human sciences?

As human beings it is our intuition to seek a higher level of knowledge and truth, whether it be in the sciences, our own lives or in religion. With this pursuit of knowledge come boundaries and obstacles that hinder these intellectual advancements. These obstacles can appear in many forms, many of which are disagreements, whether it is religious disagreements, individual disagreements or idealistic disagreements. These disagreements arise from different paradigms or assumptions present in religion, personality, and ideals. Disagreements may be over the logic of arguments or value of evidence, therefore it is also possible that these disagreements may aid in the pursuit of knowledge. Throughout this paper I will be delving deeper into the pursuit of knowledge, as well as our logical reasoning, perception and emotions towards this knowledge when disagreements arise, allowing for the exploration of the ways in which disagreement may aid the pursuit of knowledge in the natural and human sciences.

The meaning of the word disagreement is vastly varied, for example it can range from the slight difference in opinion to a full-blown argument. It is my opinion that in human and natural sciences, differences of opinions can lead to further disagreements and fewer discoveries, however the in majority of situations this is not the case. The roots of disagreements lie in both perception and reason; when individual’s perception or reason are opposites, this often leads to disagreements, in all areas of life, not just sciences. The way of knowing perception is used to produce the theory whilst reason is used in order to reinforce the conjectures.

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Disagreements are a necessary component in sciences, both human and natural. Ideally, scientific concepts contend with each other based on evidence as opposed to competing against appealing slogans or ads. With increased efforts to prove a precise theory later on it is possible for discredited concepts to be revived. It is possible for ideas to be improved by peer disagreements and criticism. These disagreements, instead of extinguishing the idea, they cause further motivation to obtain more evidence of accuracy. Challenged ideas allow for the conduction of new studies and increased developments. Absolute ideas in science are non-existent, everything has ...

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