- Mingkun Wan
Why some knowledge cannot be accumulated like scientific knowledge?
Scientific knowledge has been accumulated and developed for hundreds of years by universities or other scientific community. This is why technology can be developed so quickly and efficient. However, some knowledge seems to be non-accumulateable. For example, for thousands of years, people still face the problem of corruption and meaning of life like our ancestors do. Moreover, the kind of knowledge that do not accumulate seems to be mostly philosophical knowledge and social knowledge.It seems that we simply do not learn from past about these kind of knowledge, and this is why we face the same problems again and again for thousands of years. However, I firmly believe that these kinds of knowledge are as important as scientific knowledge in order to make the society a better society.Will there be a way for us to accumulate these kind of knowledge like scientific knowledge? Will we have a way to develop those knowledge like scientific knowledge to avoid commiting the same problems again and again, or to avoid the "repeat of history"?