Three wise men set out on a journey for even thought they were considered wise in their own country, they were humble enough to hope that travel would broaden their minds.
They had barely crossed into a neighboring country when they saw a skyscraper in the distance. What could this enormous object be, they asked themselves?
The obvious answer would have been to go up and find out. But no, that might be dangerous. Suppose it exploded once they approached it? So, they decided it was wiser to decide what it was before they approached it.
Various theories were put forward, examined and on the basis of their prior experience, rejected. Finally, it was determined (of course based on their past experience and knowledge) that the object in question, whatever it was, could only have been placed there by giants.
This led them to the conclusion that it would be safer to avoid this country altogether. So they went back home having added something to their fund of experience and knowledge.
Assumptions affect observations, which in turn breeds conviction. Conviction produces experience, which generates behavior, which in turn confirms assumptions.
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