Knowledge and Cognition (MT)


Mankind has two indisputable ways of knowing:Knowledge and Cognition the first way of knowing based on experience and experimentation, the second on the insights of the mind. Historically, much earlier mankind has used insight of mind, as the primary means of knowledge, and the value of experience and the experiment was finally realized only at the end of XVI century is our era.


They say human knowledge is multifaceted, but everything is relative. A sensible person understands that even the final, seemingly established scientific fact, can be refuted in the future. Scientific views are evolving and mutating, and with such speed that are already visible throughout the life of one generation. Knowledge of various foreign languages, the discovery of the mysteries of nature, electricity, nuclear power, television, internet and all the others is both good and evil. Studying and learning are good only up to the point where they attach to the soul insight, but if you completely surrender of such studies to be old, man forgets about his soul and his true path, so do not be surprised that a good man, to our human concept - sooner dies, all of which is perceived as an accident.


No sane person can deny the necessity of human knowledge, on the contrary they are necessary, but are only useful and more of them there, so people clearly understand the structure of things and natural phenomena. Area of knowledge is boundless, but the area of useful knowledge is limited. Reasonable person selects only useful knowledge from this set of knowledge.


Limitations of human knowledge lies in the fact that:


  • On the one hand - well-educated people will never believe that out of chaos was formed as slender and organizational system of the universe by itself.
  • On the other hand - the man is hard to believe that there exists a reasonable force, which is the cause of this harmony and to refute it so it is no longer in force.


Knowledge - is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, we rely on knowledge; on the other hand, the flow of information, downloading the psyche, steals our time. Moreover, redundant information is superficial and it is not converted into knowledge, but in the slag ballast, which lies in our subconscious. Often a person loads a useless knowledge, which considers its intellectual wealth. This knowledge is fed by his pride and vanity requires all new knowledge. Such a man is like a miserly, which pulls all from the street to his house.


Even the knowledge of the existence of the ability of the human body to a spiritual sense - lost people, so well-known philosopher Socrates expressed: "I know that I know nothing". Human knowledge rather insidiously, the more we know, the wrongly feel superior to others. We believe that our heart, everything is possible, but in fact it is quite fragile. Knowledge properly belongs to the mind, although it may act on the heart. Truly strange and even scary when people who have reached the highest peaks of knowledge, continue to believe that descended from the apes. Stocks morality of our ancestors markedly decrease and lack of spirituality and weak soul lead to the fact that many people, the ability to remember facts, figures and gradually losing the ability to comprehend the meaning even of what they say. Operating with formulas, proverbs, quotations, many consider themselves already smart enough, though still Heraclitus once observed that «who knows a lot not teach the mind».



Various scientific methods, including radiocarbon dating, can not give an answer, nor the age of the earth, nor on other objects, the more so that in addition to rights, there are unseen forces, without attention and intervention which nothing on earth (and not only on the ground) significant happens. Therefore, the age of the earth, some man, as "millions of years, it is not a fact, but merely human philosophy. This is just an idea, which is based on evolution, but it is totally rejected by the man himself. For thousands of years no one wolf did not become a dog and no monkey - a man. To date, no actual, real-world data, which would have confirmed that the land there is millions of years.



Curiosity and inquisitiveness is a manifestation of human need for knowledge, but the desire for knowledge with curiosity is not the intent. Curiosity just an end in itself, look to see, learn to know and so curiosity does not bring the man advantage, not enrich it. Satisfaction of curiosity extinguishes the desire for further knowledge. Curiosity same emphasis. It enriches the human experience and opens up prospects for further knowledge. However, curiosity may have different objectives, which determine the value of curiosity. Curiosity does not develop out of curiosity; on the contrary, the curiosity is curiosity, which had lost its purpose. Short aimless curiosity is curiosity, therefore, from the curious is not difficult to make a curious, should only help him find the appropriate target.