Discuss the Claim That Some Areas of Knowledge Are Discovered and Others Are Invented

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Discuss the claim that some areas of knowledge are discovered and others are invented

What is the difference between invention and discovery?
An invention is when an object or an idea or even a method is created and it didn’t exist where as a discovery is defined as to learn more about something which was already present but not known. Usually invention is something that it is material an object for example whereas discovery is more of a natural process and is therefore in the human nature. Also an important thing to note is that discovery cannot be an accident as it serves a purpose and requires exploration whereas inventions don’t necessarily require exploration but more innovation. A good example of discovery would be the childhood, every day you discover something new, how to walk, how to eat, and even how to speak. This is also the most important part for a person as this is where you are taught what is right and wrong by your family. Perception of what is right and wrong might differ in persons as well as in culture. A good example of invention would be the cellphone; it didn’t exist before the creator Martin Cooper decided to invent it. Of course it is easy to say it but much harder to do it, the creator had to go through many experiments in order to test its product and assure its functionality. The fact that some areas of knowledge are discovered whereas others are invented, and what it can be understood from this sentence is that some areas of knowledge have always existed and are therefore true whereas others have been invented and can be false or based on some misunderstood concepts.

Following this argument are the arts invented or discovered? Well if we look over literature works we can say that it had been invented. For example Shakespeare invented all of his poems as they did not exist before, he...
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