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Question 8: An Explanation Must Be Consistent With Experiences?

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Posted by Harvey on December 5, 2004 17:08:35 UTC

"The problem of the listener is to understand the explanation. How and when does the listener know when he/she understands the explanation? Why, when his/her expectations are consistent with their experiences. How does the explainer clarify his/her explanation? By adding more information to the communication!"

Question 8: If an explanation is a method of obtaining expectations, and those expectations are based on experiences, then aren't all experiences of a physical nature? In other words, aren't you conceding my point that "an explanation is that which explains physical things" which you earlier disagreed with?

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