|Some say they can see an aura surrounding a person, and that aura informs the seer of hidden truths about the personality of the eminator of the aura||
||The proof of the aura, they say, is seen when a Tesla coil is attached to objects and film placed next to the object is developed. The aura is visible on the developed film.|
But let's not abandon that
Sometimes we "see" hidden truths about people in ways that don't involve visual images
...in that way.
Why the two-tone paint job?
What d'ya mean, "two-tone paint job"?
Some of our ideas are simply wrong -- and for reasons we perhaps don't suspect exist.
A person who doesn't see
the abstract pattern eminates
an aura of blindness
to that pattern,
a blindenss often recognized by a person who does see the pattern.
Theory: guess; stab in the dark; hypothesis
Add your examples:.
Theory: The most reliable knowledge known to man
can find magic in places you never thought to look."
"Once you've seen it,
you can never again not see it."
||Overcoming certain misconceptions
and oversimplifications requires that we look into the territory
at the edges of human comprehension.
The steps to seeing are simple, but the magic they reveal is subtle.
the whole truth:
We think of something nice...then:
This is the world of pseudoscience and persuasion, of advertising and propaganda--and of easy self-deception.
This is the world of modern science and effective decisions/actions, of modern high-tech industry and compassionate society.
When to multiply? When to add? When to divide? When to subtract? When is it exponential?
and watt-hours: Utility bill
Volts, amps, and ohms: electricity
Converting firkins (1/4 barrel) to pottles (2 quarts): ??
Which is stronger, gravity or magnetism? Gravity?
and watt-hours: Power and energy
Volts, amps, and ohms: E = iR, a proportionality (approx.)
Converting firkins to pottles: How many quarts in a barrel?
Which is stronger, gravity or magnetism? On a charged particle?
simple statistical insight:
When is it statistical?
odds: A mystery used by race track touts
Pressure: Too much work (especially if I'm underpaid)
odds: Truth that tells me not to play
Pressure: Average force per unit area of all those molecules bouncing off the surface
Recognize oversimplification -- avoid it!!
cause: Search for it.
Which is the best, the biggest: Line 'em up and see.
What is thermodynamic irreversibility? I could care less.
explains everything because it underlies all.
cause" is a phantom. Many causes interact in intricate ways.
Which is the best, the biggest: Learn about tensors.
What is thermodynamics: Practically perfect magic.
Boolean relationships: Necessity is not sufficiency.
No! No!! Lack of sufficiency does not imply lack of necessity.
Mathematical relationships are patterns of patterns of patterns of ...
recognizes some of those patterns and lets us
better anticipate outcomes of our decisions and actions.
we have seen a pattern, those who are using it seem like magicians to us.
Then, when (if) we, too, see it we wonder how we could have not seen it.