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How the Mind Seeks Truth: The Four Step Process of Discovery

Feb 08, 2002 02:42 PM
by danielhcaldwell

Some readers on this forum may be interested in the following 
material from my unpublished draft manuscript from the 1980s on 
Colonel Olcott and his testimony about the Mahatmas.

These pages deal with the 4 step process of discovery. Of course, 
this is a simplified presentation but the basic points, I believe, 
are important.

How the Mind Seeks Truth
[extracted from THE MODERN RESEARCHER by Barzun and Graff]

The Four Step Process of Discovery:
How to Discriminate Between What is
Possible and What is Probable

A More Detailed Outline of the 4-Step Process of Discovery

An Example of How the 4-Step Process Works

A pole vault contest

All of the above is relevant to what I posted in the last month or 
two about the "unpacking method" and the "possibility/plausibility" 
method of argument. 


It is also relevant to what I will be posting in 
the next day or so.

Daniel H. Caldwell

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