Doubt is perceived to be negative because it can be viewed as a sign of questioning your own ability to understand concepts.knowledge are the skills and information we obtain from our experience with the world.
Doubt is perceived to be negative because it can be viewed as a sign of questioning your own ability to understand concepts.knowledge are the skills and information we obtain from our experience with the world.According to PRI (Public Radio International) studies using MRI scans have shown that humans are born with curiosity and that they exhibit two kinds of curiosity from a young age.
Curiosity is apart of human development, It serves an evolutionary purpose, it is how information is received from infancy through adulthood.
For example as an infant we cannot fend for ourselves, an adult is in charge of our survival.
Therefore, we are given time to focus on learning and discovering information to form our own ideas.
“Ignorance does not result from what we do not know!
Doubt emulates curiosity because my own doubt questioned my inability to understand concepts within my faith and I was curious to find answers.
To differentiate, doubt does not emulate curiosity, it is of human nature to want to understand the relationship between cause and effect in order to make few less errors.The more I learned about God and about my religion the more I questioned the existing knowledge I had about my religion.I began to question the “how” and the “why” and the more curious I became.As humans, in the early stages of our lives we are taught preconceived notions and beliefs by the people around us and from the observations we see.Overtime we become confident in what we know and can develop a one track mind, however, this is challenged once we expand our environments.Even though I was active within my religion, I did not read the bible, I just listened to the short stories and scriptures that my pastor and family told me without questioning their credibility.Once I moved to America, I began to live with my grandmother, who is very religious and it was required of me to read the bible everyday. I began to question why did God gave up his only son?Ignorance results from what we think we do know- but don’t!Most ignorant people are, in fact, quite certain.” – Richard Rohr.The prescribed title chosen is, “We know with confidence only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases.” This statement implies that when the knowledge we have is limited, we are confident with our conclusion because we tend to overlook red flags within concepts and theories when little is known, but, when more knowledge is obtained, doubt arises and makes us suspicious of our own knowledge showing that confidence does not ensure that the knowledge is applied correctly.To address this prescribed title, it is important to discuss the importance of doubt’s role in the production of knowledge by implementing Areas of Knowledge such as Religious Knowledge Systems and Natural Science along with using Ways of Knowing such as faith and emotion.