Flawed analogy

In Handling analogy , I commented on the Thoreau quote by noting "We struggle to find a pattern in the chaos of what we don"t understand ... and when we do identify a pattern, it is probably a pattern drawn from what we know anyway, from the stock of conceptual patterns that form our knowledge." This is a natural, normal and almost inevitable way of thinking, but it is also, of course, the danger of analogy. Using...

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