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>From: "Wade T.Smith" <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: memetics-digest V1 #1011
>Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 19:52:42 -0400
>On Monday, April 8, 2002, at 07:30 , Scott Chase wrote:
>>(bq) "My experiment consists of asking you to *observe*, here and now.
>>I hope you are all co-operating, and observing! However, I fear that at
>>least some of you, instead of observing, will feel a strong urge to
>>ask: 'WHAT do you want me to observe?'" (eq)
>This quote directly supports _my_ thesis that proper 'observation' is a
>When you ask 'WHAT?' you are supplying bias, _'instead of observing'_.
>(As it notes above.)
No. The gist is how you could possibly make an observation without a notion
of *what* to observe.
>As for Sherlock, he was often wont to say that people just don't see
>what is in front of them, precisely because of their preconceptions. His
>deductive reasoning was always applied _after_ he absorbed, like a
>hungry sponge, every possible thing he possibly could, precisely
>_because_ he wasn't wondering _WHAT_ he was looking for....
Was Holmes one of those intuitional types? I'm not a Doyle buff, but
intuition does come to mind for some reason.
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