Professional researchers are influenced by hierarchy, disciplines, funding and competition. In this informative passage, Brian Martin lists some of the strategies to challenge the pattern of critical teaching and research, popularization and community participation. One aspect that struck me as importance is knowledge. “The word knowledge suggests certainty, authoritativeness, even usefulness” (Martin 124) and I agree with what he has to say because knowledge is all around us and we as a society,as human beings help create knowledge.
It is definitely a great thing to be knowledgable but as we all know knowledge is sometimes limited. Brian Martin expressed, “Knowledge isn’t necessarily everlasting nor is it necessarily of general value” and I personally don’t agree on this statement because I think knowledge is infinite and will always be around us. I don’t think there will ever be a day where knowledge won’t continue. Knowledge is everywhere, it is how we take it and how we apply to other experiences in our life that matter.
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