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And, indeed, the older an idea is, and the more stubbornly recurrent it is, the more we should be wary that it is a preconception rather than anything based on evidence.Drugs, Robots, and the Pursuit of Pleasure: Why Experts Are Worried About AIs Becoming Addicts|Thomas Moynihan|September 17, 2021|Singularity Hub
Empathetic people challenge their own preconceptions and prejudices by searching for what they share with people rather than what divides them.User experience is the difference between mediocre and next-level search marketing|Carolyn Lyden|June 16, 2021|Search Engine Land
The second cost, equally damaging, is that wind up ignoring violence that doesn’t fit our preconceptions.How We Define Violent Crime in America Shapes Who Gets Punished for It—And Who Doesn't|David Alan Sklansky|April 7, 2021|Time
You don’t have to have a long track record in healthcare or science reporting, but you do have to be determined, prepared to challenge preconceptions, and be comfortable asking for help and taking guidance.Announcing the MIT Technology Review Covid Inequality Fellowships|Bobbie Johnson|February 23, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Our preconceptions can also cause us to find supernatural evidence in garbled noise or blurred images.
A lot of that has to do with clichés and stereotyping through the years, a misinformed preconception of excessive promiscuity.HBO’s ‘Looking,’ Gays, and Sex: Are We All Expecting Too Much?|Kevin Fallon|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even then, it will be important not to read documents and testimony with a preconception of "obvious" intent.Between Two Catastrophes: Look at Syria, and Question Everyone's Stories about 1948|Gershom Gorenberg|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The prevailing conception, however, has been adopted without examination; it is a preconception.Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
The experiences gained by the Americans in the Civil War helped to confirm this preconception.
Now, in that preconception lies the capital blunder incident to the question.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
Not for the truth in them, but for the grace, or because they touched the spring of some preconception or some passion.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor
He works in a noble freedom from prejudice and preconception, uncorrupted by custom as he is untrammelled by tradition.Audrey Craven|May Sinclair