Every deductive process begins with just throwing things out there and see which variables stick.

spaghetti13“Every deductive process begins with just throwing things out there and see which variables stick.”

My friend Seedy Johnson said that a few minutes ago.  I like perfect sets of words that describe something well.  This is the part of deductive reasoning nobody ever talks about – the part where you toss the spaghetti to see if it sticks to the wall.

It’s a great metaphor.

I like the “see what variables stick” analogy a lot. Spaghetti is a good analogy for a lot of reasoning processes, because they’re sticky, they tangle together and can be very messy – at first.

If you throw the spaghetti too high (over-reach your hypothesis) – it’ll fall on your head if it’s wrong, no matter how pretty the pattern on the ceiling.

But if it’s right, it’s a beautiful thing, the spaghetti is done and you can eat it.

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