The Importance Of Scientific Knowledge

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Scientific knowledge is the understanding of someone or something. This includes facts, descriptions, information, skills, and much more. Scientific knowledge is the base of our life, and it is ever changing. In the 20th and 21st century, our knowledge of science has been significantly altered. This has sprung a great change in the world, and in society. With new advancements in technology, biology, and new ideas being introduced, our scientific knowledge is changing, and that is having a great effect on society.
One of the main reasons why scientific knowledge is changing is because there have been advancements in technology and biology. These advancements have led to countless new discoveries. In an essay about life forms by Alan Cochev,
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These advancements have changed the taxonomy system forever. In the same essay, it states, “the discovery of thousands of new species every year provides scientists with better information to predict the number of species in a group based on the diversity in a higher level of taxonomy (genus, family, order, etc.).” (Cochev 70-73). This is another example that shows that our scientific knowledge is greatly changing due to the many advancements. We are getting rid of the things that we thought we knew, and inputting the new information that we have discovered in the 20th and 21st century. In addition to new advancements, our knowledge has been changing because people are presenting new ideas to the public that can change some of the bases of our…show more content…
In an article about the food pyramid by William Newman, it states, “The Obama administration is about to ditch the food pyramid, that is a symbol of healthy eating for the last two decades. In its place officials are dishing up a simple plate-shaped symbol, sliced into wedges for the basic food groups and half filled with fruit and vegetables.” (Newman 1-5). this part of the article states that Barack Obama is introducing a brand new idea to the public, and it will shape and change the minds of young children. The food pyramid has been around for almost 25 years, and that is going to be thrown away, and this plate-shaped symbol is going to be input into the lives of all children everywhere. This will change the way we think about eating foods, and if certain foods are healthy for us, and if it should be a part of our diet. Soon enough, many more ideas will be introduced, and that will shape the lives of our most children. They will not be raised to know what we as teenagers and adults grew up to know. Soon enough, many more ideas will be introduced, and that will shape the lives of most children. Both advancements and new ideas being introduced are greatly changing our scientific knowledge, and this has will bring up numerous changes to
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