Knowledge Mobilization (KMb): Multiple Contributions & Multi-Production Of New Knowledge

Knowledge Without A Doubt

We never need to be discouraged if we are full of doubts.  Curiosity and questions
keep knowledge active and vibrant. In fact, unless we start with doubts we can never begin to create new knowledge. 

Sometimes in my life, I need proof.  I need to know that I’m not the only one who thinks a certain way or who believes in certain things or needs to have things explained why certain things happen. There’s always much to doubt in any “truth”- for knowledge is the result of people’s interpretations of events and beliefs. We all have knowledge based on our thoughts and experiences. To gain new knowledge we sometimes need to doubt.  Having doubt can send us in directions that we never would have explored if we were to hold on blindly to beliefs or “truths” that we adopt as our own from others. Without some doubt there can never be new knowledge. Without being open to another’s point-of-view we can block the possibilities of creating new knowledge – and making the world a better place.

But clinging to tradition and “truths” and being closed-minded to the knowledge of others there’s little opportunity for creating new knowledge. I’m not saying that traditions and personal “truths” are necessarily bad. But holding on to them too tightly without an open-mind creates few opportunities for knowledge growth and new knowledge.

Do you ever have doubts?  Why not embrace them – explore them – even question your own doubts to find out more about them.  Doing so will lead you to new knowledge – without a doubt!


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