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14. Science / A. Basis of Science / 1. Observation

[attempt to neutrally perceive the environment]

7 ideas
How can you investigate without some preconception of your object? [Sext.Empiricus]
We must observe in order to form theories, but connected observations need prior theories [Comte]
In physical sciences particular observations are ordered, but in biology only the classes are ordered [Harré]
A full understanding of 'yellow' involves some theory [Newton-Smith]
Seeing electrons in a cloud chamber requires theory [Williams,M]
The inference to observables and unobservables is almost the same, so why distinguish them? [Lipton]
If theories need observation, and observations need theories, how do we start? [Bird]