The knowledge constructed in the areas of mathematics and natural sciences is more reliable than the knowledge constructed in the arts and social sciences to a large extent. This is because of how the former relies more on objectivity and pure logic than the latter. For instance, a concept of mathematics is direct proof, which states how if n is even, then n^2 is also even. This proof was made without any bias as the thought process of its creation only involved emotionless numbers and computation software. Moreover, the definition of “proof” in mathematics states how once the proof is proven, it cannot be disproven. These are all evidence pointing towards mathematics being an unbiased and logical area of knowledge. Natural sciences run a similar course, as their knowledge is constructed through using technology in experiments to form evidence that is further analyzed. Just like mathematics, it is an area of knowledge that relies a lot on objective evidence. On the other hand, the experts in the area of arts create knowledge based on their own perceptions. For instance, Salvador Dali painted The Persistence of Memory, an abstract painting that was not drawn based on any facts and instead stemming from Dali’s own imagination. This is an example that illustrates how the arts construct knowledge through a highly subjective process. Social sciences such as economics are less subjective than the arts, yet still very subjective on their own; it is an area making patterns based on human behaviors, however, these behaviors are drawn by experts who are viewing society through their own personal lens, which causes the knowledge to contain bias. Ultimately, when assessed on the criteria of the reliability of its knowledge, the areas of mathematics and natural sciences come first before the arts and social sciences.
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