Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: thinking_theory

7 bookmarks tagged “thinking_theory

How Mental Models Unlock Your Thinking
Mental models are vital to clear thinking. But which ones are the best? If I were to put together an All-Star team of mental models -- the most useful in any situation -- these are the nine I'd choose.

Testing hypotheses suggested by the data - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hypotheses suggested by the data, if tested using the data set that suggested them, are likely to be accepted even when they are not true. This is because circular reasoning (double dipping) would be involved: something seems true in the limited data set, therefore we hypothesize that it is true in general, therefore we (wrongly) test it on the same limited data set, which seems to confirm that it is true.