What is knowledge and how does it come about? If you look for an answer to these questions in reference books, you will learn that knowledge is understanding gained through one's own experience. On the other hand, knowledge is also the state in which one is aware of a certain piece of information. If these two definitions sound too philosophical to you, it might be easier to remember a scholastic definition: Knowledge is something that is learned or experienced and retained in the mind. So the new knowledge means that we have learned or experienced a new piece of information.
Where and how does the new knowledge come about? How does it come to us? Someone we trust provides us with new information verbally or in writing. We believe him and keep this information in our mind. From now on, we just know. Our knowledge has increased, updated.
If we are not particularly lazy, it sometimes happens to us that we ourselves, through our own observation, experience or simply by thinking, create new information that we later pass on to our acquaintances. This also increases our knowledge. We retain things that we have thought up ourselves particularly well in our heads.
Children are thirsty for information. They explore the world around them to know what it is like or how it works. On the other hand, adults have a duty to pass on their knowledge to children. It is only through this that progress is made in the course of the history.
Sometimes, however, there are situations in which we have to brutally curb children's natural spirit of discovery. Let's imagine that one day our child comes to us and announces that he wants to become a new Christopher Columbus and discover the new continents. If we then don't reach for a globe or at least a world map, and explain to the child as gently as possible that his dream is no longer feasible because today all the continents of the earth have already been discovered, walked on and even photographed in detail from space, then we have done a lot wrong in raising children.
It is important to understand that although the tree of knowledge is in itself unlimited in size, it also has branches that are limited in length and can no longer grow. We can probably comfort the disappointed Columbus follower with other goals in life. The consequences of the second example I would like to present here can carry much more weight. The ignorance of the "unrealisability of dreams" in this second example costs humanity a lot of money every year, which is spent on unnecessary scientific research projects.
In this second case, we have to imagine a naïve young person coming to us and proclaiming that he wants to become a new Albert Einstein and discover new laws of Nature. Most (or perhaps almost all) readers will probably wonder at this point what these two dreamers, the New Columbus and the New Einstein, could have in common. Aren't there an infinite number of laws of Nature? Where should there be a limit? Millions of researchers work on their new findings every day and surely discover new laws of Nature in the process, don't they?
Exactly not. Researchers are indeed working, most of them even very hard, but unfortunately there are hardly any new laws of Nature left to be discovered. There are plenty of new natural processes, but no more new laws. There is actually a "globe" in this case too, which clearly shows us that the number of possible laws of Nature is in fact very small, in any case much smaller than we thought. Since I discovered the Unified Family of all physical quantities, this "globe", this "world map" of all physical equations, I know that there can be no other Einstein. No one else will be able to reinvent such an important equation as the famous Einsteinian relation between energy and mass, "E = mc²". I therefore feel obliged to tell all generations of potential new Einsteins about this "world map" of physical equations. It is one thing to waste money. But wasting the intellectual potential of one or even several generations of young people, who should be sent off in search of new "continents" of the laws of Nature that no longer exist, is something we should avoid at all costs.
How long it will take before the scientific community gives me the necessary trust and accepts this new insight as new knowledge, I cannot predict. I suspect it may take a few more years. However, from now on, the readers of this blog have the unique opportunity to overtake the scientific world leaders in the fundamentals of traditional physics. In doing so, no one need simply take my word for it. Every person can read into the contributions of our Unified Science until he can see this "world map globe" of the laws of Nature with his own eyes and describe it in his own words.
Thereby he arrives at his personal new knowledge. After that, he can allow himself to just relax and wait until even the best-paid (and therefore slowest) scientists in the world will follow him. Shall we give it a try? Well, then, let's get to work.