Why We Know, But Don’t Do: A Brief History of the Word “Know”
The word “know” has been used since ancient times. The earliest recorded use was in the Bible (Genesis 3:1) where God says, “I will put enmity between you and the woman, because she has eaten from the tree called ‘grapes’ and may not speak to me.” The root word for “to speak” is the same as the root word for “tree”. The Hebrew word translated as “tree” in this verse means something similar to a fig tree or a date palm. These trees produce fruit that can be eaten.
They cannot be spoken to, they cannot even be seen with the naked eye!
So how did God know what these trees were producing?
He knew because he had eyes that could see. And just like the fig tree, God knew that these trees produced fruit that could be eaten.
In other words, God had eyes because he had ears that could hear. And just like the ear, God had ears because he had a nose that could smell. And just like the nose, God knew what these plants were producing because he smelled them! The fact that all three of those senses are present at once indicates their importance in our lives.
The reason why a person can know something is because they have seen it, heard it or smelled it.
When the senses are used, we are able to know things. This statement is true and obvious, which is why we use the word “know.” We also use it when we say that something “is visible” and can be seen with the naked eye.
There are many different kinds of knowledge, such as scientific knowledge, historical knowledge and religious knowledge. There are also many forms of knowledge such as knowledge that something exists, knowledge that something is the case, and knowledge of how to do something.
The earth has been known about since ancient times, and for a long period of time it was just believed to be flat. In more modern times we now know that the earth is spherical in shape.
Why did it take so long for people to realize the earth was round?
This is because people only had eyes but could not see!
Can you imagine how long it took for people to realize that the world was round without any satellites to take a look?
Some people use knowledge in order to prove that something is wrong. For example, some religious people believe that the world is less than 6,000 years old. They insist that the earth is flat and that if you sail too far in one direction you will fall off the edge! They also believe that the sun moves around the earth.
These people base their ideas on something they call the book of Genesis. What is written in this book is believed to be the one and only truth. They do not use knowledge in order to prove that these things are wrong, but rather they use something else. The book of Genesis says that God created the world in six days, and on the seventh day he rested. This is what they believe, and anyone who does not believe it is not part of their group.
There are many different groups like this, each believing that their ideas are completely right.
Other people believe the world is much older than six thousand years. They too have evidence to prove their beliefs, but there are also groups which believe these people are wrong! There will always be people who believe something else is true and that they are right.
We use our eyes to see things, but how do we know what is true or not? When we see something, how do we actually know that it is what it appears to be?
Our eyes can sometimes play tricks on us.
Have you ever looked at a candle flame and seen images in the mist of the flickering flame? What about when you looked into the mirror one day and saw a relative you didn’t expect to see?
Some people think they see a figure in the clouds which looks like a man. This is called a man in the moon. It is believed that this is actually a man who is in the moon. If you think about it, this would mean that there would have to be a huge man in the middle of the moon with a bow and arrow.
How silly does that sound?
If we can’t trust what we see, how do we know what is true or not?
The answer depends upon how we use our knowledge. Let’s think about the earth again for a moment.
We know that it is round, but how do we know this?
The answer is simple: people have travelled around it and found that no matter where they go, they don’t fall off the edge! Not only have some people travelled around the world, but they have sent things as well. For example, they have sent balloons, and the balloons have returned. This tells us that the world is round.
But what about the Bible? What does it say about the world being round?
Actually, the Bible doesn’t make any statements on this topic at all. You won’t find anything about whether the world is flat or round anywhere in the Bible. The Bible is not a science book and it doesn’t deal with topics like this. It is concerned about topics like how you should act towards other people.
However, there were people in the past who thought the earth was flat. They believed that if you travelled too far in one direction, you would fall off the edge. Science has proved that this is wrong, but in the past, science wasn’t as advanced as it is now. Science has also proved the world to be round, but again, in the past, science wasn’t as highly regarded as it is today.
There are many things which we base our beliefs on.
We have rules and regulations, laws and edicts, but do we always agree with them?
There was a time when people didn’t believe that the earth was round.
Why was this?
It was actually because they wanted to believe that their religion was correct.
Religion is a very important thing in the life of many people. People want to believe in it, and they will defend it at all costs. This is good in some ways, but it can also be bad. It is good in the sense that people will work hard to make their nation a better place to live. But, it can also be bad when people start wars because of their differences in religion.
Religious people have been fighting over their differences for hundreds and hundreds of years. There are currently several areas of the world which have been plagued by religious wars. These wars have caused much bloodshed and heartache. Religion has been a cause of several wars in the past as well. The Crusades are a perfect example of this.
During the Middle Ages, thousands of people were killed over a disagreement in religion. Even today there are places in the world where people don’t agree on religious topics, and war is still a very real threat.
People are always looking for answers to their questions about God. They want to know why bad things happen to them, and why good things happen as well. They want to know if there is life after death. People want to know where we all came from. Religion has provided many answers to these questions.
Religion influences everything in our lives, even science. There are creationist scientists who believe that their religion affects the type of research they do. They do not believe that the theory of evolution explains everything about human origins.
Most people are religious to some degree. There are some religions in the world which are very different from any others. Some of these religions have only a few members, while others have many. Some religions are very old, while others are quite new.
Christianity is one of the most popular religions in the world. It was founded by Jesus Christ around 2000 years ago. Christians believe that Christ was the Son of God who came to this world to offer salvation. Salvation can only be obtained through belief in Christ. Those who believe are granted eternal life after they die.
There are many denominations of Christianity. Catholicism, Protestantism and Greek Orthodoxy are three of the largest ones. Islam is another major religion. It was founded by Mohammed around the same time that Christianity was founded. Muslims believe that the Christian Bible is true, but that Christ did not come to offer salvation.
Instead they believe that Mohammed was the last prophet sent to guide man to righteousness.
Other religions in the world include Hinduism, Judaism, and Buddhism. These are only a few of the many, many religions in the world today. It seems as though people have a need to believe in higher powers. Whether these powers are real or not is still unknown.
Some people don’t believe in religion at all, claiming that it is unnecessary and harmful to society. These are called atheists. They feel that morality can be taught without religion. There are also agnostics, who are people who aren’t sure if God or any type of supreme being exists or not.
Religion has always played an important part in human history. It is certain that it will continue to do so far into the future.
The church that you go to is an Anglican / Episcopalian one. Although you were born a Baptist, your family converted after your sister’s wedding. You had been invited to attend the wedding, but hadn’t known that the invitation was only to you, not your boyfriend. This led to an ugly scene at the church and you have still not quite forgiven your sister.
Your parents are still devout Baptists and still think you should have broken up with your boyfriend immediately after the wedding. In any case, you haven’t spoken to either of them in over a year. You still write to your sister, but she never replies. You assume that your Mom has been intercepting her mail.
Your boyfriend is no longer in the picture. His family moved away soon after your high school graduation. It was a difficult time for you, but you managed to get through it. You are currently dating another student at your college, but this one is more accepting of your need for independence. You realize that it won’t be long before he wants you to move in with him, but for now you are comfortable with your present arrangement.
You are currently majoring in biology and planning to become a doctor. You hope that one day you will make a discovery that will benefit mankind.
You realize how pretentious that sounds and you laugh at yourself. You’re only 19; you have a lot to learn about life yet. Still, you can’t help but wonder what the future holds.
“Hey Allison,” one of your lab partners, a young man with shaggy brown hair, speaks to you. “
Are you ok?”
“Yeah, I’m fine,” you say shaking your head a bit.”I was just lost in thought for a moment.”
He gives you a look that bespeaks his doubt, but doesn’t say anything more. You repair to your desk and begin to make notes on the lecture that you’ve just heard. Your lecture schedule is a demanding one and you’re always struggling to keep up, but you find that you like biology and your instructor is an easy going fellow who is more than willing to help when you have questions.
During the remainder of the week, you and your lab partner work diligently on your term paper. You’ve decided to do it on the effects of inbreeding among royal families. You’ve had to look some things up in the library (luckily the university has a good one) and are beginning to think that this would make an excellent topic. Maybe, you think, I should switch my major to history…
Soon the week is over and you’re thoroughly tired. College is a lot more work than you had thought it would be. You can’t wait for the weekend so you can have two days to rest and relax.
On Saturday morning you awaken and stretch. You still feel tired, but you no longer want to go back to bed. Instead you sit up and lean against the headboard of your bed and think about what you should do today.
You reach for the remote on your nightstand and turn on your little 13 inch black and white TV that you’ve had since you moved into this apartment. You don’t have a lot of money so it’s the best you can do.
After surfing through a few channels you come across a news program. The news these days is always serious, but today there is breaking news–a story that you don’t want to miss. A serial killer, who has murdered at least twelve women and removed their hearts, has been apprehended.
You turn up the volume and listen to the news reporter describe the capture of this heartless monster. You’re glad he’s been caught, but you also feel a great sense of sadness for all of his victims.
The reporter says that police captured him at gunpoint this morning. They were tipped off by a phone call they received last night. The caller told them exactly where he could be found.
That catches your attention.
Did they really get a call or was it just a lucky guess?
You wonder if it could have been the same person who murdered Mr. Beasley. You remember the voice and it sounded like the same person. You never thought that you’d ever be glad to hear such a voice again, but you were. Even though you didn’t know the killer’s name or anything about him, it still felt like you had a friend watching out for you.
You decide to call the TV station and offer your thanks. You hope that they can tell you who called in with the tip so you can contact him directly and offer your thanks.
After a long wait, you finally get through to someone who takes down your information and says someone from the news program will get back to you.
That afternoon, just as you’re about to lose hope, your telephone rings. You pick it up and hear a cheery voice on the other end.
“Hello and congratulations,” says the voice on the other end. “You are a randomly selected winner in our prize drawing!”
“Wait a minute,” you say. “
You’re the TV station?”
“That’s right!” says the voice. “We randomly pick one phone number from all the people who call in and offer that person a prize. You’re the winner!”
“But…but… “You stammer.
“This is the most terrible phone call I’ve ever gotten in my entire life!” You slam the phone down in its cradle and stare at it in disbelief.
You go into the bathroom and throw some water on your face. You feel sick. How could the TV station do this to you?
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