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Unformatted text preview: The passage instructs us to be weary of our senses, for they are not as reliable as wed hope. Such logic lead thinkers to the use of instrumentation and concrete measurement in observation. In doing this, the observer could distance his own prejudices and ideas away from the object. Instrumentation allows the object to function in an isolated system while being observed by an unbiased instrument. We can then observe the instruments direct measurement and draw conclusions from that instrumentation without the influence of our eyes perception. In short, this introduction encourages, by way of a specific example in the eyes, a general healthy skepticism when approaching scientific phenomena. 2)...
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This essay was uploaded on 10/05/2007 for the course HIS 291 taught by Professor Michaels.mahoney during the Spring '07 term at Princeton.
- Spring '07
- Scientific Revolution