in models of the physical universe without humans, that is true. however, if you accept the ”minimal counterintuitiveness effect”. that it’s entirely natural for humans to accept things that seem reasonable enough : anthropomorphizing trees as talking and singing – it’s completely uncontroversial even to the smallest of children : why wouldn’t trees talk? cognitive limitations lead to an occam’s razor, which is normal. so to properly account for the humans that are involved in the process of understanding the universe, it’s important to understand how these things work because they can affect scientific practice as well. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1389041709000424

in models of the physical universe without humans, that is true.

however, if you accept the ”minimal counterintuitiveness effect”. that it’s entirely natural for humans to accept things that seem reasonable enough : anthropomorphizing trees as talking and singing – it’s completely uncontroversial even to the smallest of children : why wouldn’t trees talk?

cognitive limitations lead to an occam’s razor, which is normal.

so to properly account for the humans that are involved in the process of understanding the universe, it’s important to understand how these things work because they can affect scientific practice as well.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1389041709000424

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