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A '''cached thought''' is an answer that was arrived at by recalling the old conclusion, rather than performing the reasoning from scratch. Cached thoughts can result in the maintenance of a position when evidence should force an update. Cached thoughts can also result in a lack of creative approaches to problem-solving if one repeats the same cached thoughts rather than constructing a new approach.  
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A '''cached thought''' is an answer that was arrived at by recalling the old conclusion, rather than performing the reasoning from scratch.  
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Cached thoughts can be useful in saving computational resources at the cost of some memory load, and also at the risk of maintaining a belief when evidence should force an update. In particular, cached thoughts can result in a lack of creative approaches to problem-solving.
  
 
What is generally called [[common sense]] is more or less a collection of cached thoughts.
 
What is generally called [[common sense]] is more or less a collection of cached thoughts.

Revision as of 07:11, 26 February 2013

A cached thought is an answer that was arrived at by recalling the old conclusion, rather than performing the reasoning from scratch.

Cached thoughts can be useful in saving computational resources at the cost of some memory load, and also at the risk of maintaining a belief when evidence should force an update. In particular, cached thoughts can result in a lack of creative approaches to problem-solving.

What is generally called common sense is more or less a collection of cached thoughts.

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