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  • noun Plural of idolon.

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  • noun Plural form of idolum.

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  • ---Obstacles to correct observation and inference from nature:

    Idola Tribus - misconceptions via human folly.

    Idola Specus - misconceptions of particular, individual circumstance or surrounding.

    Idola Fori - misconceptions created through idle controversy in common speech and opinion.

    Idola Theatri - misconceptions via traditions of fable and fiction.

    ---"The Novum Organum" - New Method (of Inductive Reasoning)

    June 4, 2007