**Are some ways of knowing more likely than others to lead to truth?**

Some ways of knowing are more likely than others to lead to truth. However, more likely ways of knowing differ from one by one due to each person’s personality. A more likely way of knowing also means that it is better than the other ways of knowing. Even the way of knowing that I utilize to pursue the truth is not the best way that leads me to the truth, as I believe that way and keeps trying to find the truth with that way; it will be more likely than using the way you do not believe as the way of knowing that will lead you to the truth. Additionally, when someone believes one way of knowing as a right tool that leads him to the truth, it helps him to have a motivation to attempt to find out the truth by using that way of knowing.

Some might argue that there are more likely ways of knowing than others to lead to truth in common. Scientists and mathematicians might argue that reason, such as scientific proof in a logical order, will be the best way of knowing. They believe they discovered some universal and objective truth using this way of knowing. One of the most representative truths that scientists and mathematicians believe they discovered by using reasoning is spherical earth theory. They believe that it is a permanent truth as they proved the theory by hundreds of supporting evidence.

However, even we assume that spherical shaped earth is the universal truth, would people who believe that the earth is flat will fully understand, agree, and believe that the shape of the earth is spherical? For people who never received the evidence of spherical earth theory, explaining the supporting evidence in a logical order will let them accept the spherical earth theory as an authentic truth. Then how about the people who believe that the earth is flat after experiencing all supporting evidence? Rather than explaining another hundred of scientific and logical reasoning that scientists and mathematicians believe as the best way of knowing, showing the spherical earth by their own eyes might lead them to accept spherical earth theory as an authentic truth.

No matter if we discovered the objective truth that is permanent by using a certain way of knowing if each of us cannot believe that it is the truth, can we still call that a truth? If most people suicide as they do not believe the truth that this world is real, can the truth remain as truth, even most of the people are suiciding by not believing the truth? Truth can never be **independent**, which leads us to the idea that the way of knowing trying to discover the independent truth also never can be **independent** of the personality, identity, or all other features of individuals. As the way of knowing is **dependent** on diverse factors, different ways of knowing are more likely to lead different individuals to the truth.

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Netflix. “Behind the Curve.” *Netflix*, 15 Feb. 2019, www.netflix.com/title/81015076.