Seeing, Saying, Knowing

  1. The set of people witnessing an event can be divided into subsets with important perceptual biases.
  2. Those with a stake in the results of the perception will impose their biases.
  3. Those who have no stakes will also impose their biases, though perhaps more weakly.
  4. If there is a need to adjudicate the results of perception, the accuracy and usefulness of the adjudication will depend on the biases of the judge and the method used to select the judge.
  5. The perceptions of witnesses is biased by the entirety of their life experience up to the moment of each retelling of their perception.
  6. The strength of change of perception is mapped to the possibly hidden perception that the change might bright about the fulfillment of a needs of the perceiver.
  7. The implications of a perception are affected by these biases.
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