Mental models are used in place of real things

Mental models are used in place of real things, as they are far more easily manipulated than the physical worlds they represent.

But the accuracy of the mental model determines the relevance of its conclusions.

The political scene sometimes appears to attempt to directly manipulate other people's mental models of physical reality.

That is because, unlike the objects of physics, the subject scenarios additionally include people, who function as programmable physical objects; thus are changeable in their characteristics.

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