Natural Science – WOKs, Language and Concepts

Write about two separate networks that use the ways of knowing. The first network uses the ways of knowing to produce knowledge in the natural sciences while the second network uses the ways of knowing to acquire knowledge in the natural sciences. Each network should have a minimum of two ways of knowing in it.

In the production of knowledge, it requires a network that uses the ways of knowing in order to create a certain pieces of knowledge in the natural sciences. In this network, it can use several ways of knowing such as Sense Perception, Imagination, and Reason. These three WOKs work together in a network as imagination is used when coming up with a hypothesis out of the blue, and sense perception steps in to help test that hypothesis in an active way in order to make some sort of judgement about the hypothesis that came from the imagination. Reason then can come in when trying to explain why these observations through sense perception happen, and can be done through inductive reasoning. However, reason can also falsify the observations that happen with sense perception, thus can further contrast from the hypotheses created using imagination. Therefore, Sense Perception, Imagination, and Reason are three ways of knowing that can be used to produce knowledge in the natural sciences.

In the acquisition of knowledge, it requires a network that uses the ways of knowing in order to learn and understand knowledge in the natural sciences. In this network, it uses different ways of knowing than in the production of knowledge such as Language, Faith, and Memory. These WOKs work together in a network as language is used to deliver and communicate the knowledge through definitions and explanations, and faith is involved in the acquisition of knowledge due to whether people believe and trust the information they are receiving. Memory then can come in when trying to remember the information that has been communicated, as remembering the information is important during the acquisition of knowledge. This is important because it requires the more effective verbal communication in language as well as believing and trusting the information in faith in order to remember it and recall it in the future in order to apply it to daily life. Therefore, Language, Faith, and Memory are three different ways of knowing that can be used to acquire knowledge in the natural sciences.

Why is it important for the Natural Sciences to have their measurements found in nature and not created by humans? How is measurement the language of Natural Science?

I believe it is important for the Natural Sciences to have their measurements found in nature because it is less likely for it to be manipulated or changed compared to measurements created by humans. Measurements are crucial in the Natural Sciences as many concepts and ideas require numerical values and quantification in observations in order to support hypotheses and to come up with appropriate conclusions using that data; therefore, using nature could allow these quantities to fluctuate less due to less modification in them, hence making these measurements more reliable. This is different from measurements created by humans because they have the tendency to fluctuate and change overtime, and it could be less accurate due to wanting to modify the values in order to justify the hypotheses and observations being made, thus making these measurements less reliable than measurements found in nature.

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