knowledge within a
according to the principles
of natural selection
1 how can a knowledge be better than the other?
1.1 can a type of knowledge
have a selective advantage
over the other?
1.2 how is knowledge
2 I choose this title because i am studying biology Hl, it is one
of my favourite subjects and i recently looked at evolution
and natural selection so they are themes that are fresh in my mind.
2.1 the title instalnly caught my attention since
one of my studying options is biology and so
everything that has to do with it interests me.
2.1.1 natural selection is a sub-theme of evolution; evolution is the survival of
the fittest and i think is an idea that really relates to the permanence of
knowledge and therefore future acquisition of it. this have been said i
think this title would be an interesting idea to explore plus the fact i know
about the theme and theres lots to say about it. the last point is that this is
not one of the popular titles and so choosing something different might be
3 my position towards this title is that some types
of knowledge have several advantages that make
it somehow more relevant or able to endure over
time. to determine which knowledge is official
and able to perdure over time is its relevance,
theoretical basis, evidence and backup
3.1 Darwin and Wallace theory of evolution. they both
presented the same data, with difference
experimentation records, and even though they
were both right, Darwin's theory is the one
presented as the official theory of evolution.
3.2 it also depends on the source of
knowledge, who is the person creating and
spreading the knowledge.
3.3 relevance can be measured on its application in the world.
how close it is to reality (assuming theres not an absolute
truth). there are some specific areas of knowledge were
their theories are constantly changing, evolving, and so
once again following the principles of natural selection and
4 natural sciences
4.1 reason and sense perception
4.2 theory of cell membrane, there have been 3
theories that have changed over time. first there
was a theory of a monolayer, then a theory called
the "sandwich theory" and finally the model of
the fluid mosaic thats considered the offical one
till the moment
4.3 with these ways of knowledge, different
scientist were able to prove that the older
models were not close to what happened on
real life and so these theories evolve to have a
closer approach to reality
5.2 An example can be when historias after
reading more sources change their opinion
and so, to an extent history changes. this is
because history is a perception of the past and
so there is not an absolute truth, everyone has
a different opinion and perception according
to their living of the time.
5.3 this is mainly because there are sources that come out later and so
they can change the whole story, an example can be seen in russia
after the power struggle followed by Lenin's death. everyone
though that Lenin liked Stalin and he approved him to be his
successor, but in reality (long time after that) when Lenin's diary
was published, history and perceptions changed. this is seen
throughout language because most sources on which historian rely
on to dictate history is language. not only written (that
comprehends the writter's word choice that can change
interpretation) images and comics that are other tiles of language
(the picture they are showing) etc.
6 other people might argue that knowledge
passes from generation to generation and
6.1 from the indigenous knowledge sisters one could
argue that their knowledge came from many years
ago and is passed from generations, giving them the
ability to survive and the maintenance of their
culture and beliefs. this shows how knowledge
doesent evolve but rather persists over time.
6.2 other might argue that ethics is a fields
that docent evolve but rather adapts to
certain circumstances. some might argue
that their values and morals are
something they were raised with and will
not change since has become part of who
they are, their personality.