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>From: "Wade T.Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: memetics-digest V1 #1011
>Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 00:34:09 -0400
>On Monday, April 8, 2002, at 11:49 , Scott Chase wrote:
>>Was Holmes one of those intuitional types? I'm not a Doyle buff, but
>>intuition does come to mind for some reason.
>He used 'deductive reasoning' which was a very detailed analysis of all
>data. Early intensive forensics. Hardly intuitive. Just the opposite.
OK, you've amply exposed my ignorance of Sherlock Holmes.
Now can you convince me that expections or hypotheses do not precede
observation? I'd assume expectations or hypotheses are what get the ball
rolling with observation being the means of testing these assumptions
against the real world, once one's cognitive repertoire reaches a critical
maturity where there's some awareness.
Is visual observation pure seeing? Is there any processing before something
makes it to the status of an observation as filtered through limited sensory
channels each replete with tuning biases and possibly processed along
further steps up the hierarchy towards conceptualization and its categorical
From what I've recently read in a cognitive psych text (Robert Solso's
_Cognitive Psychology_), there's data-driven and conceptually driven
processing. You might be focusing on the former, where I'm fighting tooth
and nail for the latter. Call mine a cubbyhole approach, versus the bucket
you're carrying ;-)
(no arcane references to Adam Sandler's _Waterboy_ here)
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