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Knowledge is created by Evidence

Knowledge is “facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education.” Evidence creates knowledge. If there is no evidence for something, then we don’t know anything for sure. If there wasn’t any evidence, then what we are being taught in school could all be a lie. It could all just be what the government wants us to believe so that they can get their way and can control the outcome of things. The evidence shows us that the knowledge we think we have is true. In a criminal cases, nothing is certain or can be held against someone without evidence. Someone could say something about someone and it wouldn’t affect the other person if the accuser didn’t have evidence. But if the accuser did have evidence, then people would know what the accused man really did and wouldn’t be able to reject it.

Science is best defines as a careful, disciplined, logical search for knowledge about any and all aspects of the universe, obtained by examination of the best available evidence and always subject to correction and imporvement upon discovery of better evidence. What’s left is magic. and it doesn’t work.

-James Randi

Knowledge makes people more intelligent. The people who believe that the more they know, the smarter they will be, aren’t compl
etely correct. Knowledge is just things you have taken in from time. All that could be a wrong, and nowhere near the truth. They would need to be proof of the knowledge they have, otherwise it would just be another statement. 

The term “you are innocent until proven guilty” is a good example of how evidence creates knowledge. People may be accused of something, but nothing would stick to them because the accusations could all be false. There would be nothing to support it and show people that he/she is guilty of a crime. The people would not have any knowledge of the man/woman being guilty. They would not know for sure, but once evidence is brought up, they would know for sure and the man/woman would be proven guilty. Everyone would have obtained the knowledge that the man/woman was guilty.

What can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.

-Christopher Hitchens

 

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