“Without application in the world, the value of knowledge is greatly diminished.” Consider this claim with respect to two areas of knowledge.

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“Without application in the world, the value of knowledge is greatly diminished.” Consider this claim with respect to two areas of knowledge.
1 To what extent does time affect the value of knowledge?
1.1 To what extent does new technological advances diminish knowledge?
1.2 Is there knowledge that throughout time can be forgotten?
2 I consider this an interesting tittle because:
2.1 It makes me question what happens to the knowledge that I acquire yet I don't frequently use.
2.1.1 All the knowledge that I have found useless through out my school life, will it ever become useful and will I apply it in the future?
2.1.1.1 It makes me question whether there's knowledge thats dosn't have an application
3 Indigenous Knowledge Systems
3.1 In my trip to Ciudad Perdida, the indigenous tribe we worked with and spent time with was the Arahuacos. They were constantly licking a stick that went inside a container. We later learned that the container was a "poporo" and what they extracted from the inside was limestone with coke. This ancient habit comes with medicinal porpuses; it maintains them warm in the high altitudes they are exposed to,keeps them warm and puts them in contact with their spiritual ancestors.
3.2 FAITH: Indigenous tribes believes it works, and help them connect with their spirit ancestors. If they believe in it they continue doing it.
3.3 MEMORY: It is a legacy that has remained for thousands of years. It is in their ancestors lives and shall continue to prevail within their culture.
3.4 Even though this has been used for centuries and has proven to maintain body heat and hunger, people don't have this in mind in their medical knowledge it still works, just people have new medicines and ways of treating it.
4 Maths
4.1 I have worked with algebra and their concepts; letters and other general symbols are used to represent numbers and quantities in formulas and equations. Through the same equations and formulas that has been used for years, we are able to make our daily life easier and with more sense.
4.2 LANGUAGE: Through language most of the knowledge that has been acquired for millions of years, it has been able to pass it on to generations.
4.3 MEMORY: (Counterargument) Even though irreplaceable knowledge was lost, people still had memory of what was inside the library and could help recover some of the knowledge lost.
4.4 The same methods and equations has prevailed for centuries and even though new knowledge can be introduced the same basis are used world wide. Eventhough new advances may make the process easier, the process prevails.
5 New knowledge is introduced and acquired every day, still some knowledge seems it has lost value since it is not used anymore or rarely used. This doesn't mean that that the knowledge has lost its real value. Knowledge, no matter from which area it come from, has advanced and come up with new perspectives and theories, nevertheless, the prior knowledge people seem to perceive as "unvaluable" are the bases of every advance that is seen as the real valuable knowledge.
5.1 The indigenous medicine was one of the first, if not the first to encounter with human wellbeing. Plants and natural resources they used to heal are now being modified with new chemical knowledge, still it has the same result.
5.2 Some knowledge hasn't been modified greatly, maths procedures still are the same as centuries ago. Now a days we find it easier and easier to perfom every day tasks thnks to this knowledge.
5.3
6 Some knowledge has not changed and we still use methods our ancestors used.
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