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Old, new, current

Posted on: December 26, 2020


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When I watched this TED-Ed video last week, I thought about ways of thinking, i.e., old, new, and current.

Using the seasonal disappearance of birds as an example, one old theory was that birds transformed into other creatures.

A new theory was that the birds hibernated. While this was true of just a few birds, it did not apply to all.

Our now current knowledge is that those birds migrate seasonally. This is backed up by data and the phenomenon can be confirmed repeatedly and reliably with the aid of technology.

We have old, new, and current theories on how people learn and the virus that causes COVID-19. While those two examples seem incomparable, they share the facts that:

  • The old theories are almost comical because they rely on superficial observation.
  • The new theories have some support, but are not generalisable.
  • The current theories have broad support because they are tested rigorously by research and practice.

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