To see what he could see

The Divrei Chaim's post on "eyney haeda" brings up the notion of learning to see. That reminded me of a reading I used to incorporate in the the college English classes I taught. The narrator recounts how he learned to observe in a scientific manner. You can read it online at
The key quote is misrepresented by the box that appears because it only has half of it. In full it would be: "Facts are stupid things until brought in connection with some general law." I doubt, though, whether any instructor or student would have enough patience today to allow the student to work this all out on his own. The student would complain that the teacher isn't teaching and the teacher would think the student is too thick to realize the point without being pointed directly to it.


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