A wonderful thing

Knowledge is a wonderful thing; it’s an open window that holds a key to the surviving life. In Brain Martin, information liberation London: freedom press, 1998 discuss about the politics of research and all its remarkable wonders. In Mr. Martin studies, he beings to talk about knowledge explaining how it has great value… “Knowledge isn’t necessarily everlasting, nor is it necessarily of general value. Rather than thinking of knowledge as great truths engraved on tablets in the sky, it’s more useful to think of knowledge as ideas that are generally agreed by specific communities.” This quote means a lot of things; for instance, the part that gives details about knowledge goes beyond just understanding and a load of information or writing on caves.

 The true question that needs to be asked is what makes knowledge so great and important? In reading this article I have discover that knowledge is base on the ideas of many people whom made many observations and found results giving knowledge it meaning, power and wisdom. I was very shock and amazing especially of how this topic related to the class discuss about gate keepers – “Only certain types of knowledge are likely to results because the researchers are paid to look only for certain types of things.” In this quote I found this very appealing the way knowledge is given out to the world; for example, the publishers whom views knowledge and it content hand the world only bits and pieces of what the world should see. Which are very similar and alike to gate keeper blocking and censoring certain information, that which only the world can perceive. This read have left me amaze of how they are still gate keepers today cut out the raw content and editing the justification of society (cut out the bits and pieces of the truth,  letting society to believe a lie or make things bigger than what they paper to be.)knowledge is ideas put together by so many people make it what it is today open doors to a new world untold.


One response to “A wonderful thing

  1. That’s a good connection to make, Lynn, to Badke’s discussion of gatekeepers from earlier in the semester. Martin describes some of the gatekeepers of research — for example, funding. Definitely food for thought.

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