The next few weeks as part of the science page shall come forth a series of articles regarding the science of deduction, I will be explaining the concept of deductive reasoning that is behind the infamous Sherlock Holmes (TV series) and its application in real life.
Deductive reasoning, is the logical process in which a conclusion is based in accordance with multiple premises (factors) that are assumed to be true.
Human tend to have a specific pattern which almost everyone (including me) follows. Where we see but do not observe.
What I mean by this; Our minds think in a certain way, if we see a car crash we automatically come up with our assumptions and through the act of deduction can we figure out how the car hit the other car and so forth.
Yet there is a physiological limit within our minds.
We do not see the subtle changes in our surroundings; due to the difficulty to search for them or that we simply do not see/notice them.
If we cannot conclude within a small time frames our minds turn off. We do not like being in situations where we have to use our brains excessively. This correlation can be seen with important examinations. We do not like being tested as it shows our flaws and our imperfections, and it's these flaws and imperfections that then must be changed in order to better ourselves. We do not like change.
Change is difficult, as we must use our minds to change, but using them in the first place, burdens us with hardships and problems. These hardships correlate with increase in stress and as a result makes it thus harder to pursue change and improvement.
Science of Deduction
The science of deduction, is a pathway of seeing the world differently, a way to observe and not just see. It is a method to show you the deeper meaning associated with understanding of what is around you.
Deductive reasoning requires you to tap into creativity, your imagination and the facts you observe are crucial in order to deduce anything.
Imagination is crucial, without imagining any possible outcomes or solution you cannot advance.
Being neutral allows you open all possible solutions, and doesn't make you narrow minded to someone you do not like or have any prejudice towards. Facts must only be taken into account and nothing else.
The emotions connected with a scenario be it positive or negative are only secondary and so you must overlook them.
This was a brief introduction into Deductive reasoning. Following articles with the same topic will go into more depth, applying deductive reasoning into real life and also how to learn deductive reasoning.
We will also go over the flaws of the human mind and its nature and how to control them in order for them to be in your favour.
If you would like to learn more on Deductive reasoning or how to learn it, watch the Sherlock Holmes series, which would provide you with a great introduction to deduction.