We will argue that children start the knowledge acquisition process by organizing the multiplicity of their sensory experiences under the influence of everyday culture and language into narrow but coherent explanatory frameworks that are different from the currently accepted science. Naive physics thus does not consist of a collection of unstructured knowledge elements or of stable misconceptions but constitutes a complex system that includes perceptual information, beliefs, presuppositions, and mental representations.

“We will argue that children start the knowledge acquisition process by organizing the multiplicity of their sensory experiences under the influence of everyday culture and language into narrow but coherent explanatory frameworks that are different from the currently accepted science. Naive physics thus does not consist of a collection of unstructured knowledge elements or of stable misconceptions but constitutes a complex system that includes perceptual information, beliefs, presuppositions, and mental representations.“

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