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-Through my eyes-

25 September 2005

3 Procs for Processing Information

We acquire and process new information using three methods:

1) We develop one hypothesis. Or begin with one hypothesis. We assume it to be true. We look at a series of facts. We use facts that fit the hypothesis and discard the facts that do not fit the hypothesis (selective perception).

2) We develop a series of hypothesis. We look at a series of facts. We use the hypothesis that explains most facts. We can commit a fallacy here again if we only use the hypothesis that we find convenient.

3) We do not develop any hypothesis. We look at a series of facts and let the facts develop the hypothesis themselves. This is the hardest to do. Empiricism.

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