I think some things are real but our comprehension goes through many limitations and filters which are *partially* overcome by metaphor/analogy. [yes, I’ll lump them for this]. A great read designed for physics instructors shows the danger of analogy, points out that even math is a metaphor and too much reliance by students can lead to erroneous conclusions and bad thinking. A good metaphor is golden and I think metaphors are the key to human learning and comprehension (not just word metaphors but physical metaphors)… but when taken too far, a metaphor can be dangerous. https://web.archive.org/web/20170702051125/http://www.lhup.edu:80/~dsimanek/scenario/analogy.htm

I think some things are real but our comprehension goes through many limitations and filters which are *partially* overcome by metaphor/analogy. [yes, I’ll lump them for this].
 
A great read designed for physics instructors shows the danger of analogy, points out that even math is a metaphor and too much reliance by students can lead to erroneous conclusions and bad thinking.
 
A good metaphor is golden and I think metaphors are the key to human learning and comprehension (not just word metaphors but physical metaphors)… but when taken too far, a metaphor can be dangerous.
 
https://web.archive.org/web/20170702051125/http://www.lhup.edu:80/~dsimanek/scenario/analogy.htm

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