While we must accept that these assumptions could be wrong

While we must accept that these assumptions could be wrong...

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While we must accept that these assumptions could be wrong (e.g.,  beginning tomorrow, time may begin running backwards, the truck racing  towards the place you are standing may not really be composed of "real"  matter, etc.), unnecessary, serious and lengthy argument over them is  generally left to sophomores and philosophers. The day-to-day practice of  psychology simply presumes they are true as a matter of practicality. In  fact, none need be accepted as fundamentally real; all can be seen as  nothing more than a practical convention, the reality of which is  irrelevant. The truck may not be real, but I am going to pretend it is real  and get out of the way.  A sixth way to view science is in terms of its operating rules. These are  statements of what has been shown to work in the past. Science has  consistently demanded that its knowledge base be true: (in other words) 
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