|Overview: Thought Experiment
Lightweight and flexible testing of principles, assumptions and solutions.
What is a Thought Experiment?
John Spacey, updated on
A thought experiment is a hypothesis, story or procedure that is invented in order to examine its consequences. It is a technique that can tackle wicked problems that has played a role in a great number of scientific discoveries.Though experiments are designed to examine ideas in a lightweight fashion that doesn't require a physical experiment. They can be solvable with logic or can be far reaching ideas that require speculation as there is no way to solve them definitively. In many cases, they are used to establish principles, assumptions or solutions that can aid problem solving or decision making.
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