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In what ways may disagreement aid the pursuit of knowledge in the natural and human sciences?

I believe that disagreement between individuals is a key factor that unravels more complete knowledge about everything. We all definitely have blind spots, and the different views of people may help us in achieving greater knowledge. Despite disagreement can become somewhat out of control, the conclusions achieved are definitely worth it. I'm interested in knowing where disagreement between different theories in natural and human sciences helped in gaining knowledge.


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  • Dec 3 2012: Disagreement is a natural method that helps us to identify with other possibilities that may have been otherwise overlooked. This method is mainly for the ignorant. Believing in evolution I would say that it would be nice for a new “happy” method to become dominant.

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