Descending a hill of eminence, I had a full view, under a bright sun, of Cader Idris. If I was asked what length would be a line drawn from the eye to the summit? I should answer, ‘To the best of my judgement one mile.’ I believe the space is more than five; so fallacious is a vision when it takes in only one object, and that elevated - William Hutton
In my view, the knowledge without a rendering of a complete understanding of the thing known will still be known as knowledge, but not what in scientific terms is called certain knowledge, i.e. an accurate knowledge of something but within the containment of certain limits of the parameters defining a thing known as this thing or that thing.
This parameter setting, and within such a setting knowing something certainly, is done scientifically. The fact is, since in reality, everything is connected, and nothing is standalone, all knowledge is relative, i.e. one thing can only be known in relation to the rest of the things, therefore, an absolute knowledge of anything impossible.
We live with the knowledge that is never complete, and so neither is our understanding. The fact is, this is the very reality of our human mind: just as the mind needs its certainty it also needs its doubt, and its uncertainty, with which to expand, to explore, to cast doubt, to put forward ideas, to propound theories, have our guesses, and most importantly, to formulate beliefs, signifying the best of our idealistic mind. Without such capacities as the ones that allow the mind to take into account the unknown, the mind is a dungeon and we the prisoners, unable think imaginatively and intuitively, unable to dream of heavens, or bear ideals.