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Also known as a [[Dictionary:Paradigm | Paradigm]], or [[Dictionary:Zeitgeist | Zeitgeist]] (for groups of people). Sometimes called a Map. In the [[Principia Discordia]] it's called a Grid.<br />
A model is a map of something you are trying to explain.
 
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It's the way you view the world, like through a lens. <br />
Models are conveyed through language.
 
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If you see something that isn't in your model of the world, something so way out there, chances are that you will not see it right.<br /> Like if you were to really see a zombie, you'd not understand that it's a zombie. Until it eats your brains, anyway -- then you'd have a [[Paradigm Shift]].
They are created through a set of abstractions and if successful they are codified and widely used. The model is still an abstraction, it is not the thing which it is modeling.
 
For example the Menu in a restraunt is a model of the meal..but the menu is not the meal itself.
 
 
Different models that were useful at points in time of history:
 
* The sun was worshipped as a God (''Our god's the sun god, our god's the fun god, Ra Ra [[Ra]]'';))
 
* The earth was flat
 
* The earth was round and the solar system revolved around it
 
* Light is a wave
 
* Light is a particle
 
 
To keep you conversations healthy with others you might want to start trying to use this model as a technique to understand where that other person is talking from.<br>
 
* ''According to my current modeling, i feel that...''
 
* ''From my point of view, it seems to me that...''
 
* ''In my modeling, it seems that...''
 
Make sure that you don't get to infatuated with your own model. Remember that its important to see the errors of your perception and to integrate them in to a better formed model. Models are created, used and discarded all the time. Don't fall prey to [[Modeltheism]].
 
 
*[[Modeltheism]]
 
*[[Reality Tunnel]]s
 
*[[Presupposition]]s
 
 
[[Category:Philosophy]]
 
[[Category:Yoga]]
 

Latest revision as of 08:15, 5 September 2007

Also known as a Paradigm, or Zeitgeist (for groups of people). Sometimes called a Map. In the Principia Discordia it's called a Grid.
It's the way you view the world, like through a lens.
If you see something that isn't in your model of the world, something so way out there, chances are that you will not see it right.
Like if you were to really see a zombie, you'd not understand that it's a zombie. Until it eats your brains, anyway -- then you'd have a Paradigm Shift.

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