What is the relation between truth and knowledge? An interconnection between truth and knowledge absolutely exist. When fact is discerned from fiction, truth is found. Judgement is salvaged through human experience; and is developed by asking questions. Inquires play a central role in learning, provide a starting point toward advanced cognition, and inquests lead to answers; revealing truth. The enlightnement human beings possess, are the foundation of belief. However, not all assumptions are just. Prejudices, superstitions, stereotypes, and delusions exist, clouding the difference between right and wrong; justice and injustice. In order for mankind to comprise a just society, people must actively rationalize all information received, afore acquiring an opinion. One way rational beliefs may be obtained, is through critical thinking. A criteria must be established to base conclusions. Convictions derived upon the five evidentiary forms abide a righteous foundation. The five evidentiary forms include One's intuition, an instinctive feeling that cannot be explained logically, Personal experience, day to day occurrences, Personal observation, a person whom actively takes note of something or someone, Official or public testimony, a spoken or written account of something that is recorded in an official or public forum, Confirmation by authority, occurs when an individual appears qualified or influential, and provides insight. These five evidentiary forms are used in everyday life, not only as an infrastructure of forming solid opinions, but in order to deduce right from wrong. These five evidentiary forms are extensively utilized In the short story The Blue Carbuncle, a mystery about a stolen jewel, and the the film Twelve Angry Men, an exploration of a diverse group of jurors whom set aside their own prejudices, and influenced one another to incur a just verdict. The stories Twelve Angry Men and The Blue Carbuncle demonstrate the idea, that one must rely on themselves to obtain a just decision, but in the end others opinions are a key part of critical analysis, and a large part of the motions of critical thinking and critical evidence. As far as an active consideration of critical evidence goes, the evidentiary form 'one's intuition' is certainly one of the most common and therefore relatively important evidentiary forms, and it is demonstrated by both the film as well as the short story. While intuition may not be the most Scientific form, many times intuition is not unfounded, proving one's initial inkling correct. Just as in the short story “The Blue Carbuncle.” A hat remained in Inspector Holmes possession receives after a scrap took place in an alley,in which the rightful owner left his cap behind. A mystery ensues. Holmes carefully inspects the chapeau, he infers “That the man was highly intellectual, fairly well-to-do within the last three years, although he has now fallen upon evil days. He had foresight, but has less now than formerly, pointing to moral retrogression, which, when taken with the decline of his fortunes, seems to indicate some evil influence, probably drink.” Later in the story after an add was placed in several of the local News Papers Holmes meets Mr. Baker, it is clear Holmes intuition was not unwarranted. In the film adaptation, Mr. Baker appears in tattered clothing, red cheeked, admittedly a drinker, as an unemployed intellectual. While these coincidences appear initially unimportant, Holmes intuition throughout the story is incredibly accurate, and eventually helps in solving the case of the Blue Carbuncle. Holmes is questioned about the guilt or innocence of Henry Baker. Holmes responds “It is, I think, much more likely that Henry Baker is an absolutely innocent man, who had no idea that the bird which he was carrying was of considerably more value that if it were made of solid gold.” As the story unfolds it becomes evident that Holmes infallible intuition is correct once...
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