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Adaptive Thinking: Rationality in the Real World (Evolution by Gerd Gigerenzer

By Gerd Gigerenzer

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Against their reduction of observation to pointer reading, Kuhn (1970) emphasized the theory ladenness of observation. Referring to perceptual experiments and gestalt switches, he said: "Scientists see new and different things when looking with familiar instruments in places they have looked before" (p. 111). Both the logical empiricists and Kuhn were highly influential on psychology (see Toulmin & Leary, 1985), but neither's view has emphasized the role of tools and experimental conduct. Their role in the development of science has been grossly underestimated until recently (Danziger, 1985; Lenoir, 1988).

The Computer as a Factory of Workers By the turn of the nineteenth century, calculation was shifting from the company of hommes eclaires and savants to that of the unskilled work force. Extraordinary mental arithmetic became associated with the idiot savant and the sideshow attraction. Calculation became seen as dull, repetitive work, best performed by patient minds that lacked imagination. Women ultimately staffed the "bureaux de calculs" in major astronomical and statistical projects (despite their earlier being accused of vivid imaginations and mental restlessness; see Daston, 1992).

Against their reduction of observation to pointer reading, Kuhn (1970) emphasized the theory ladenness of observation. Referring to perceptual experiments and gestalt switches, he said: "Scientists see new and different things when looking with familiar instruments in places they have looked before" (p. 111). Both the logical empiricists and Kuhn were highly influential on psychology (see Toulmin & Leary, 1985), but neither's view has emphasized the role of tools and experimental conduct. Their role in the development of science has been grossly underestimated until recently (Danziger, 1985; Lenoir, 1988).

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