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69 Post author: SilasBarta 22 March 2010 10:33PM

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Comment author: SilasBarta 24 March 2010 04:58:12PM 2 points [-]

Well, like I clarified to pjeby, the levels aren't intended to be discrete: you can be partway toward completion of one. But what you've described still fits right in with Level 1: until you know why the analogy holds, and therefore can correctly predict if any given analogical inference will hold, your'e still at Level 1.

That's not to say that apparent analogies can't be usefully suggestive, it's just that they're not a higher level of understanding.