Observation FAQs:

Q: Is observation the active acquisition of information from a primary source?

A: Yes.

Q: Are observations biased toward confirming the observer's conscious and unconscious expectations and view of the world?

A: Yes, we "see what we expect to see". In psychology, this is called confirmation bias.

Q: Is observation made to determine the actual location or state of the object, it always finds the object in a single state, not a "mixture"?

A: Yes, The interaction of the observation process appears to "collapse" the wave function into a single state.