The Role Of Perception In Evaluating And Acquiring

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A common English phrase suggested, ¡°A person¡¯s whole life is one long period of acquiring knowledge.¡± As people step into the new era of advanced human civilization, our desire for knowledge is not getting any less than it is for food. However, since the concept of knowledge is enormously diverse and usually profound, during the process of hunting and acquiring knowledge through biological senses, people will rely on their perceptions to judge and conjecture the precision of knowledge. As John Locke suggested, ¡°Knowledge then seems to me to be nothing but the perception of the connexion and agreement, or disagreement and repugnancy of any of our ideas. In this alone it consists.¡± Any theory of knowledge, without being unified, is valid to the extent that it helps us understand the universe. Therefore, perception plays an important role in assisting the human brain to digest and internalize extant knowledge.

Most of the knowledge that was recognized, in physics, before the late 1800s, is collected and named ¡°classical¡± theory.

In order to prove any hypothesis in the field of this theory, a proper experiment needs to be set up to demonstrate the hypothesis step by step. Even the most elegant mathematical representation of a theory is labeled as mere ¡°assumption¡± until there is one experiment succeeds. The importance of an experiment is that it enabled the assumption to be perceptible by human¡¯s natural senses, such as sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste. The same rule applied to other scientific fields, such as chemistry, biology, medical science, psychology, oceanography, and even politics (social science). Human was built with a desire of sensing, and they will group a theory into the family of knowledge only when they can sense its existence with perception.

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