Noumena Case Study

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Hi Khadijah! It was great hearing from you. I found the link you attached to be really fascinating. I had earlier mentioned to you about the uncertainty in empirical sciences such as biology. This uncertainty exists mainly because of three problems: Sensations, Induction, and Theory Ladenness. Complete accuracy of our sensations will not be entirely attainable because of their interdependency in proving one’s certainty (Barseghyan Hakob). With regard to Induction, our experience is always limited and as a result, our generalizations too become fallible (Barseghyan Hakob). Lastly, Theory Ladenness explains how results of our experiments as well as our observations are shaped by accepted theories (Barseghyan Hakob). For these reasons, in regards to KAN+, I firmly disagree with the company’s claim of approaching absolute certainty in some types of scientific knowledge.

The concept of Noumena might seem to be intriguing. However, it is important to have some knowledge before actually believing all that Noumena claims to be doing. Augmented reality is indeed an
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This would be based on our assumption that Noumena is a trustworthy source. As the software is just in its beta stage, it would be required to undergo some testing. These tests might have been derived from other accepted theories. However, this would coincide with the problem of Theory Ladenness (which explains how results of our experiments are shaped by accepted theories), one that Noumena claims to be solving. Moreover, I believe that the Placebo effect should be taken into consideration while debating the validity of Noumena’s functioning. It is possible that the user of the software might believe that the results are theory-free and perfectly accurate because of the fact that Noumena claims to do so and not because it actually does so, thus leaving a psychological impact on the minds of the

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