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Amily shaw

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Can we think without any presumptions?

Questions arised from one of the conversation and a reminiscence of a old lady who said:"nobody is right but me."

Are we free of personal bias when we think?
how reliable it is for us ourselves to judge if we are free of personal bias or not ?

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  • Mar 15 2013: You should read The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn or a summary thereof. In short, assumptions are needed so that specific things can be tested; when enough new and contradictory evidence is gathered assumptions can be adjusted if necessary to allow an increase in the scope of the model's explanatory power. Such a change in assumptions is called a paradigm shift.

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