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Knowledgeability also known as Epistemology
First I want to mention that I was not able to find the originator if this very interesting topic to acknowledge his or her contribution.
It is a fascinating topic that has preoccupied humanity since antiquity. It ponders the Qs of truth, intuition, belief, experience, learning, empiricism and so on. And most and many philosophers have wrestled with the dilemmas inherent in the Q “how do we know”.
My personal interest is in examining the Q of Knowledge from the perspective of how Religion, culture, and human trajectory has evolved and contributed to it. Wade Davis in “The Wayfinders” Massey lectures, discussed at tremendous length the enormous knowledge possessed by primitive societies that astounds scientists. Equally astounding is the gigantic body of knowledge amassed by humans in the last 500 years.
The Q remains, why Stone Age And Space Age prevail contemporaneously on the same planet among humans who are genetically identical + - a few chromosomes specific to racial traits?
Why the industrial revolution occurred in the West? Why Asia is overtaking the West technologically? Why Africa and South America as well as the Middle East are lagging behind?
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