Because the experts said so.
Really, it all comes down to this narrow minded statement, and this attitude is also very common among the supposedly well educated people
- from the half truths the media tells us, the beliefs imbibed in us-aha.... wait.. not only religious, by blindly relying on scholars but even the belief called belief in the evolution theory, or facts researchers and scientists tell us- which keep changing with time as more discoveries are made, or even old beliefs that come down from generation to generation.
I clarify- we must
, and I do appreciate the time experts spend researching on a subject and lending us that knowledge but I think in order to respect their findings or conception, we should make an effort to understand their reasoning and if that expert discourages queries then there must by a fault in his or her hypothesis. We can't lose our individuality, not use the brains we're blessed with, by swallowing anything and everything we're given without question. This habit of blind acceptance and ignorance has created rifts between societies.
I don't think I need to state the hows and why's of it. I'm most familiar with Islam so I'll give an Islamic example, that the reason we're Muslims now is because a long time ago, Muhammad (S) spent hours questioning his own beliefs of idolatry and his companions also had the *courage to challenge old beliefs.
Chemotherapy and many other medicines were supposed to help cancer patients but it's done more harm than good. Aspirin turned out to be fatal. Similarly, a lot of chemical medicines do help, but create far larger side-effects. Instead of finding away to prevent diseases,
which would make the pharmaceutical companies collapse
, we're made to be a part if this drug industry. Oh yes, you do hear terrible stories and warnings about drug addiction and here we are, at least dependent on paracetamol if not anything else.
The next part of my endless rant is about the media. What I say will be nullified if it conflicts with what a hot shot politician says or "reputable" news channel states. Who certified them?? Faulty humans like US.
Before I end this, I would also like to mention an experiment Milgram in 1974 did on obedience. In short, when the student volunteers
were deluded into thinking they were given the right orders by a certified figure of authority, that is was completely safe and important to the cause, 75% of them gave lethal electric shocks to the later on, unwilling volunteers.
Hard to believe, but it's human nature. Of course, the"unwilling" volunteers were fake and the shocks weren't real.If we don't begin questing for knowledge, then we're doomed
and all those who know what they're doing will rule over us while we worry about mundane issues and squabble over petty thingsSo, dearies, to what extent do you go by the words of experts and how often do you question, or attempt to gain knowledge?
This post was inspired by one of the most awesome people I've met here on G+ +Francis Anderson "Anyone who pursues a course in search of knowledge, God will ease his way to paradise.
- Prophet Muhammad (S)