5.13-18

(5.13) The class of facts that can not be accounted for in the visual daily observation of life are esteemed most highly.

“Visual daily observation” consists of events we can witness through the operation of the senses.  (3.11) Inductive reasoning is a process of the objective mind… 

(5.14) This principle is founded on reason and experience.

…in which we compare a number of separate instances with one another until we see the common factor that gives rise to them all. 

(5.15) This principle destroys superstition, precedent and conventionality.

(1.29) Intuition is superior to reason because it does not depend on experience or memory and frequently brings about a solution to our problem by methods of which we are in entire ignorance.

(5.16) These laws have been discovered by a generalization of facts that are unusual, rare, strange, and form the exception.

The unusual, rare, strange are a manifestation of natural law and do not rely on reason.

(5.17) We may account for strange and unexplainable phenomena by the creative power of thought.

We may “talk ourselves into” everything from the paranormal to the supernatural.

(5.18) When we learn of a truth we can be sure it is the result of a certain definite cause, and the cause will operate with invariable precession.

Cause and effect is the means of existence. (2.26)

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