Question: what do you use to create new knowldge ?

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  1. Wow, that is a deep question! I suppose it depends what you mean by “knowledge”. Lets suppose that “knowledge” is understanding how something works (that’s just one way of looking at it). As a geologist, I make observations (meaning, I look at rocks, or information about rocks). I often draw pictures to help me understand the observations. Then I come up with a hypothesis (like a theory) about what I’m seeing. Then I have to do some kind of test or experiment to see if the hypothesis is right or wrong. For me that usually involves using a computer to model the things that I think are happening, and see if it makes something that looks like the observation. If yes, then maybe my hypothesis is right. If no, maybe my hypothesis is wrong.

    That’s only a very small part of the answer.