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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:43 am    Post subject: No Assumptions Reply with quote

Purpose

The objective of this experiment is to observe the effect of not making assumptions.

Observed Phenomenon:

The phenomenon I have observed is that I appear to make a lot of assumptions.

Hypothesis:

Most people make assumptions about a lot of things. For example, you are reading this and while reading this you are making assumptions about what I mean by the words that are written. Neither you nor I have read and memorized all of the word in the dictionary for every word that is written here nor every word that is being read that is written here.

Under the SYSTEM of racism (white supremacy) mis-understanding is the standard for people without a code. When it comes to the topic or subject of race non-white people, because we don't have a code, do not understand what is going on around us.

The mechanics for not making assumptions is, if you want to know something, you'll have to ask questions. Not only will you have to ask questions you'll have to ask questions of the originator of whatever speech that was made and/or whatever deed that was done in order to get the truth about it.

Experimentation:

Comparative:

Go an hour making as many assumptions as you possibly can. Count the number of assumptions you make and write the number of assumptions you make down on a piece of paper.

How many questions did you ask while communicating with people while making as many sssumptions as you possibly can?
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Go an hour without making any assumptions. Count the number of assumptions you make while attempting not to make any and write the number of assumptions you make down on a piece of paper.

How many questions did you ask while communicating with people without making any assumptions?

Expected Result:
While communicating with people and minimizing the number of assumptions you make you will also minimize the number of statements you make.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I initially wrote this experiment back in the Fall of 2002 with my daughter we didn't have an "Expected Result" because we didn't know what the result would be. We tried it on each other and kept a tally of the assumptions we made of each others' assumptions. We also included her mother in the experiment but her mother didn't know she was a part of the experiment. It was interesting.

This is an experiment an individual person can run by themselves on themselves to find out the most effective means of communicating what you say and/or do to someone else and minimize the number of assumptions they make about what you say and/or do. This experiment has also helped me to write additional experiments on the arrangement of words in communication and ultimately experiments related to changing the definitions of words because that is what determines how words are arranged.
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