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Philosophy allows people to learn new ways of gaining knowledge and approaching problems. René Descartes championed one such idea for gaining knowledge where he reasoned doubt is necessary to truly gain knowledge. Descartes went so far as to say, “If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.” The truth to this quote is not apparent unless properly analyzed. Why is it necessary to doubt all things in order to truly seek truth? The reason is simple accepting things for what they are leads to assumption which never ever will guide you to the truth. The best example of this would be Nicolaus Copernicus and his ideas on the orbit of the planets in the solar system. During the 1500s, Nicolaus Copernicus came up with a new idea of how the planets orbited one another called the heliocentrism. The theory stated the sun was the center of the universe and all the planets orbited around it. This was far different from the generally accepted church taught idea of geocentrism which
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