Knowing and Believing: Worksheet
In Chapter 1 of Explorations, we learned the difference between knowledge and beliefs. Before we begin, answer the following questions in your own words:
What is knowledge?
Knowledge is awareness, understanding facts through abstract thinking, or by acquiring information through experiences or contemplation of things, or self-reflection, or looking at the reading its conclusions, and knowledge is linked to intuition, revealing the unknown, and technical developments.
What is a belief?
It is the concept and idea that people cling to, and is consistent with. People agree on this idea importance and validity for a certain period of time. We do not say that the idea or concept is indisputable, but it is subject to scrutiny and on a continues basis, so that it is subject to development and modernization.
What is the difference between these two concepts?
Compare your definitions to those in the textbook.
Read the following statements. Using the definition of “belief” and “knowledge” discussed in Chapter 1 of the Explorations textbook, fill in the chart to identify which statements are statements of belief or statements of knowledge. Compare results with classroom peers.
Belief or Knowledge?
The sun rises in the East and sets in the West.
All living things need water to survive.
God is real.
No two snowflakes are identical.
Lord of the Flies is the best novel ever written.
Ottawa is the capital of Canada.
The Mona Lisa is the most beautiful painting in the world.
Broccoli is delicious.
Carbon monoxide is dangerous to humans in large quantities.
Dr. Chan is the best professor.
Write Your Own
Write your own statement of belief.
Write your own statement of knowledge.
Turn in this worksheet on Canvas in one of the Makeup Lab spots.
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