Bucket Errors

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A Bucket Error is when multiple different concepts or variables are incorrectly lumped together in one's mind as a single concept/variable, possiblepotentially leading to false conclusions and distortions toof one's thinking. Bucket Errors are related to Fallacies of Compression.

The term,Bucket Error, was introduced in 

Bucket errors"Flinching away from truth” is often about noticing when multiple different concepts/questions*protecting* the epistemology where an example is given of a child who refuses to believe that they made a spelling mistake. The child is unwilling to believe this fact because they believe having made a spelling mistake is incompatible with becoming a writer which is their dream. "Becoming a writer" and "never making spelling mistakes" are storedlumped in your head as a single concept/question.the same bucket despite in fact being separate variables.

A Bucket Error is when multiple different concepts or variables are incorrectly lumped together in one's mind as a single concept/variable, possible leading to false conclusions and distortions to one's thinking. The term was introduced in 

Bucket errors is about noticing when multiple different concepts/questions are stored in your head as a single concept/question.