The Elephant in the Black Box - Page 2

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It is possible that all these responses are true, because they all describe parts of the elephant who lives inside the black box.  One personís response describes the trunk, another the tail, and another an ear, and so on.

 

Some people have tried to do scientific study of the elephant in the black box.  There have been theses and major works done on the left toenail on the elephantís rear right foot. 

Sometimes these studies acknowledge that they are studying a small part of the elephant, but other times these studies pretend that they have studied the whole elephant.

Sometimes people think they have enough understanding to describe the elephant in the black box in terms of a model, which is a cartoon representation of how the different parts of the elephant connect together and work. 

"tests of many different elephants in many different black boxes have been conducted"

In fields such as psychology and education, sophisticated tests of many different elephants in many different black boxes have been conducted.

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