The Decay of knowledge

There is some knowledge that gets lost,not because society was under a dark age, but because that knowledge was never filtered into the main stream, so it disapeared with the few academics that possesed it.
who here can claim to be able to read and write cuneiform script, or closer still understand latin. I feel that hardcore academics are failng the populus by not making platforms, methodoligies and papers that a person with entry level knowledge can interact with.
for knowledge to last and to avoid the forgotten knowledge curse of fallen civilizations, we have got to start to think of more effective ways to dissemate knowledge.

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4 thoughts on “The Decay of knowledge

    • Across all spheres of knowledge. The point that I was trying to make is that information and knowledge must be made more intellectually accessible. So that it doesn’t disappear with a small group of people. THE architects of the pyramids knew how to build them, they had that knowledge, but failed to make it accessible, so it disappeared. Thousands of years later, here we are still trying to figure out how they did it. Do you get what I’m saying, am I making sense?

  1. I understand what you mean in theory, so yes, there is the threat of us losing information if we don’t make it accessible, and perhaps this has been a problem in antiquity. Perhaps we lost the knowledge of pyramid builders, however your statement implies that *current* academics aren’t making information accessible, which is why I asked which area you were referring to; I’m struggling to see an area in current academia where there are no introductory texts, platforms, etc, aimed at the entry level individual (which is what your statement implies).

    • sorry for the late reply. let me give you an analogy to the point that I’m trying to make. The architects of the pyramids had that knowledge, they knew how to build Pyramids, but that knowledge was not made accessible/easily intractable to the general populous, now that knowledge is lost to us, and we are still scratching our heads trying to figure out how they where built.
      knowledge is not lost because it gets destroyed or disappears, knowledge gets lost when the knowledge is not accessible to the populous. civilizations fall, and the same people who live in that area are the same people who lived there before the civilizations fall.

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