EAfinal - Word Count: 1,692 Kyle Burke Exact Question K....

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Word Count: 1,692 K. Burke, 1 Kyle Burke Exact Question Despite the idea that you can never truly know something, there are certain things that we know are true and not only do we know certain facts but also we sometimes know things that are contradictory to one another. The question is, how is it that we know which of the contradictory facts we listen to and therefore believe? For instance, we know that tables are solid objects and we also know that tables are made of atoms that are mostly composed of empty space. This situation is a conflict of two contradictory methods of knowing; our perception of the table that tells us that the table is solid and science that tells us that tables are made of atoms, which are made of empty space. How is it that we mediate between these two methods of knowing? When we are faced with two different contradictory methods of knowing, such as in the above example, we need to mediate between the two methods of knowing and decide which method is “best”. In the above situation, the answer to this question is that we go by what our perception tells us and view the table as a solid object. However, using our perception every time isn’t always the correct method to determine which of the contradictory methods of knowing to listen to. There are three methods to use when approached with the quandary of conflicting methods of knowing. The first is to choose which method of knowing works best for everyday life. Take for example the problem initially presented to us in the question, do we use our perception and deem the table as a solid object or do we go by what science tells us and deem the table as being mostly empty space, thereby deeming it completely useless? Naturally, we would use our perception and view the table as a solid object
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Word Count: 1,692 K. Burke, 2 because it makes more sense for our everyday life. Tables are used as something to place objects on and if we view the table as empty space then we would be deeming the table worthless. Also, another important idea to remember when you are faced with this situation is that your experience will almost always triumph over what we are taught. In this situation, our experience has showed us that time and time again tables have been solid objects so therefore we choose our tried and true perception over what science has taught us. Three-dimensional movies where the objects in the movies appear to be coming
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