“We are told about the world before we see it. We imagine most things before we experience them” (Walter Lipman) How might expectation and previous knowledge affect perception and therefore knowledge?

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Humans’ sensory organs are not so great. Previous knowledge affects perception in art area as well. In late 1800s, when England just started to colonise Australia, not many people had seen unique Australian animals such as kangaroos and koalas. When painters attempt to draw kangaroos, because they did not know how they look like, they imagined and drew kangaroos based on the description made from people who had been to Australia and seen the kangaroos...
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In some of the pictures, kangaroos look like foxes. In other pictures, they look like rabbits or rats. Their previous knowledge on animals affected their way of drawing; they drew similar European animals. If five blind men who haven’t felt or smelt or heard about elephants before are to touch an elephant, each of them will have different responses...
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