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Unformatted text preview: Michael Slagh Section #7 24 September 2003 PLS200 Quiz #3 1. The process of perception begins with simple observation, which is stored in short term memory and used for feature detection, such as seeing different colors or shapes. Then our personal knowledge of the world is applied with the detection to generate a hypothesis, which allows interpretation of the data. 2a. There are several factors at play when Bechtel says that observation is theory dependent. There are limitations placed on the objectivity of observation, or what we see is influenced by what we know. Also, that science is a network that can be adjusted at various points but no point is privileged and that observation cannot come first; the theory must. And finally, given the way we have been trained to see, what we see is determined by what there is to be seen, hence we cannot see whatever we want to see.determined by what there is to be seen, hence we cannot see whatever we want to see....
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