“The vagueness and ambiguity of language always limits the production of knowledge”. Explore this claim.t

“The vagueness and ambiguity of language always limits the production of knowledge”. Explore this claim.

 

From a scientific standpoint this statement leads to a lot of questions. Does production of knowledge require language? If language is required in the production of knowledge then the claim may have some truth. I believe this did not used to be the case when the study of science first begun it was very abstract and did not require language. However, recently science has become very rigorous and  thesis or ideas require vigorous proof. Therefore, it has recently required more specific language language. The question of whether or not language is ambiguous is also quite relevant. Does the english language have specific enough language to describe knowledge discovered in science? Although we have hundreds scales such as temperature, weight, pH and density that can qualitatlviel quantify a given object. I don not believe our language is specific enough to qualtitativels describe an object.

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