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Idea Fundamental limit of analogy

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Analogies are useful for learning concepts and nothing else. An analogy is built from language and concepts and therefore cannot reach outside of that medium.

For example, you might say “this wine is like the Miller Light of beer,” but this analogy is not the flavor of the beer.

Analogies create new concepts through linear combinations of other concepts. They allow you to address a new concept in concept space, but never anything outside of concept space.

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