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“The quality of knowledge is best measured by how many people accept it.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.

2. “The production of knowledge is always a collaborative task and never solely a product of the individual.” Discuss this statement with reference to two areas of knowledge.

3. Do good explanations have to be true?

4. “Disinterestedness is essential in the pursuit of knowledge.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.

5. “The production of knowledge requires accepting conclusions that go beyond the evidence for them.” Discuss this claim.

6. “One way to assure the health of a discipline is to nurture contrasting perspectives.” Discuss this claim.

What do you think about the first one is it about how is it best measured or if the quantity of people that accept it is the best way to measure it? 

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Topic 1 asks whether the accuracy/precision/comprehensiveness/completeness/objectiveness of a concept is reflected by its popularity. It can either mean that good knowledge will become popular, or that crowd generates knowledge. Perhaps you want to explore both interpretations of the problem. I presume you do not have to propose a better way of measurement. 

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