Mark Sexton Gatesville, TX, United States of America
Chapter 5 - Specialized Knowledge
Knowledge is the building block of our society. After all, we only started out with one man
and one woman, animals and earth.
Look at what we have accomplished as of today, because of specialized knowledge. We
tend to group knowledge with an educational curriculum.
Our society evolved many times over because of specialized knowledge. I could go into
all the different aspects of specialized areas of
knowledge, but I want to concentrate on what it has done for us as a whole. It has made
different jobs, cultures and even religions.
I feel it is very important what we do with specialized knowledge. I like Ms. Tuula's commentary
towards the end, "Do we make use of this
knowledge and direct it to a definite end or is it just information filled in our mind with no usefull
purpose?" It made me think very hard
as to the importance of specialized knowledge. I feel as if specialized knowledge is very
important to our growth and development as a society. Without it society does not prosper.
Look at all the third world countries today that successful societies have to help out to just
survive. I am not speaking ill of the third world
countries, but in reality if they had specialized knowledge they themselves could survive
in a matter of just the basics needs of clean water, food, medicines. We should seek out
specialized knowledge at all times. If only just to learn what not to do, compared to not
knowing what to do. I wanted to think Bob Shoaf for bringing to the forefront of taking in everyones
opinion, because it sure has made a different way to view knowledge.