Spiritual concepts

Reasoning - heuristics and induction

Induction is a form of inference.  We use it when we don’t really know all the functions or facts, but our observations have shown us that a certain set of circumstances seems to produce a specific outcome. 


Most of what we do is based on heuristics and not a real understanding of every step on the path to an outcome.  This is particularly true when it comes to the systems of the universe – practically everything we have stored away in our mental models of the world of nature is heuristical, which means that what we use is guesswork really, not real knowledge.


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