If this is true (and I have understood correctly) then surely we are born without the ability to interpret all the new knowledge and ideas, just like a computer with no programming would not be able to understand and respond to commands given by the user.
Does this disprove empiricism, or are there ways around this?
we gain connections in our brains whenever we learn something,
how do we learn the ability to make connections :/
I think that the way we find knowledge is dependent on the stimulus. For example, identifying a colour would require a different method to solving a mathematical equation. People should not accept either rationalism and empiricism as human's way of finding knowledge but rather see them as two separate forms of epistemology, dependent on the nature of the knowledge they wish to find out.