How to Distinguish What Is True
The different ways of knowing can help us in this regard by helping us distinguish between the truths and what we assume to be truths through our perception, emotion, reason and language. This could, in turn, help us distinguish between something that is true and something that is believed to be true merely by helping us to take into account all these personal factors and then viewing the fact objectively without their influence thereon. In short, our ways of knowing can help us distinguish between something that is true and something that is believed to be true.The different “ways of knowing” lead us to different ways by which to approach ideas. Science, for example, is“knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through the scientific method”(Merriam-Webster.com). This way of knowing elaborates on different theories, which are based on tests and experiments. The proof is what assists us in underlying a statement, whether correct or incorrect, which, in a way, justifies reality but might not be believed to be true. We cannot debate logic in mathematics, for example, since 2 + 2 has been proven to equal 4. everyone around us knows it and cannot say otherwise, and, thus, it is the truth. Precise laws are a result of deductive reasoning. though deduction can be wrong, at least one is able to dispute it until it is proven to be true. Science has progressed at a great pace since the industrial revolution. it uses rational methods to explain rational phenomena, and does not foster superstition. We can, therefore, say that the rationality helps us in distinguishing between that which is true and that which is believed to be true. Even though there are certain “religious truths” that can not be rationalized either way and rationality would be of no use to us in such cases.