WHERE DOES KNOWLEDGE COME FROM?
THE CORRECT ANSWER
Q: “Where does knowledge come from?”
Sensation -> Integration -> Perception -> Auto Association -> Recursion (Prediction) -> Attention -> Wayfinding (justification) -> Recursion (falsification) -> Survival -> Action.
That’s quite literally what the brain does when we think.
Observation -> Auto Association (intuition) -> Idea -> Falsification(Reason, thinking) -> Survival -> Hypothesis -> Falsification (experiment, action) -> Survival -> Theory (reason+empiricism) -> Publication (action) -> Falsification (application) -> Survival -> Surviving Theory (reason+empiricism+market_application – > Falsification (Discovery of Limits)
That’s quite literally what we do to produce knowledge.
Those theories that survive, and evolve into unconscious presumptions in a body politic. Until they encounter sufficient market failures to require reapplication of the Epistemic Loop above.
SUMMARY AND ANSWER TO THE QUESTION
Knowledge evolves from a continuous stream of observation of cause and effect from the individual to the group to the civilization to mankind.