As discussed in our about page, Deconstruct has identified many problems in the current evidence-based knowledge building process. We think it would be useful to list some of these common problems here to encourage discussion.
Here are the most common issues we encounter
- Not easily understanding the rationale and evidence of why facts are accepted by mainstream society – what is the evidence and reasoning used to accept them?
- Expose the main points of reasoning behind accepted facts for scrutiny by everyone.
- Science is a methodology. But practical Science has too much human opinion and not enough scientific process and precision
- Information that has been clearly disproven persists in literature and the education of specialists and and can take decades if not centuries to be killed off.
- Key pieces of research are hidden but are still used as evidence for the public at large. This is clearly a problem of telling people to do things because I told you so instead of why (as the why is hidden).
- Organisations and the Scientific community at large are extremely Slow to take on new information and analyse new theories and incorporate best practices into their mainstream decision making processes.
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