Month: May 2018

Facts and False Conclusions

Just because we have a fact, or facts, does not mean that we (or other people) connect them correctly to form accurate conclusions. Let’s use the following as an example:                           FACT:  All people born before 1880 and ate apples are dead. CONCLUSION:  Apples cause death. If we were to read or hear this, rather than …

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We See What We Expect to See

If you have done any proofreading, especially if it’s your own written material, you know how difficult it can be.  We don’t see the errors because we know what we meant to write.  We see what we intended to write, not what we wrote.  (Thank goodness for spellchecking—at least it catches some of the errors.) …

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