From time to time a draft of new knowledge arrives. It could be in philosophy, physics, the arts, spirituality, and psychology etc.
If it is really completely new, at first it goes completely unnoticed and unrecognized, because the present culture does not have yet the infrastructure (definition: the underlying foundation or basic framework) with which it can recognize and relate to this draft of new knowledge. It takes time until enough new knowledge gathers and sinks in, so it can become the infrastructure for itself. If our brain did not have an infrastructure for verbal languages – it could not relate or use written or spoken language, and wrote about this the philologist Noam Chomsky. (People do not have the infrastructure for body language, so it goes by unrecognized, and unrelated).
New knowledge is the way and procedure through which a new, fresh breath of life can revitalize the old, lifeless, rigid, existing knowledge – in any particular field.
Real new knoledgw alwayes come from a higher level, this is what makes it new, otherwise, if coming from the same existing level – is not new at all, it is more of the same.
And when new knowledge comes into a lower level – it always turns conventional existing knowledge – upside dow.
A story: it is being told that they (researchers) showed to a member of a primitive tribe a picture of an airplane – “What do you see?” – They asked him, “nothing” said the man. He didn’t have the infrastructure with which to recognize the Machin…