6. “We are rarely completely certain, but we are frequently certain enough.” Discuss this statement with reference to two areas of knowledge.
“rarely completely certain” – It is easy to find areas in AOKs and real-life examples where things are fairly certain but are not completely certain. Of course, different people and different groups of people do disagree about how certain something is. Look carefully at how the certainty is established / determined in particular AOKs and real-life examples and how important certainty is. There are some situations where a high degree of certainty is extremely important but there are others where it is not.
“frequently certain enough” – The line between “certain enough” and not certain enough will vary hugely even within an AOK. For example, the outcomes of medical procedure may be “certain enough” during preliminary testing but more certainty would be needed later on in the process. Even different doctors in different hospitals or countries could have very different opinions on whether or not a procedure was “certain enough.” Carefully look at different real-life examples where there are issues related to certainty of knowledge and see who is judging the certainty and what are the consequence of the judgements.