Re: memetics-digest V1 #1011

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Date: Mon Apr 08 2002 - 23:54:36 BST

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    On Monday, April 8, 2002, at 06:21 , Scott Chase wrote:

    > Prior learning could even *enhance* one's ability to make critical
    > observations.

    Even Sherlock had to see before he could deduce. At what end of this is
    the enhancement?

    > There could be "unconscious" material floating around in your noggin

    Entering, as sensation, and 'floating around', are two very unique

    > that may influence observation

    "Many things stand in the way of knowledge" - if whatever is floating
    around is _influencing_ observation, then observation is being thwarted.
    What one thinks about what one sees is, well, not observation. It's
    analysis. It's measurement. And, as good ole Pythagoras says, get out of
    the way, please.

    - Wade

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