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The Undoing Project, Reviewed

We are happy to see that the book mentioned last month is now available and has been reviewed in the New York Times, among other places, in addition to author… 573 more words

Science

“Controversy” a Big Issue

Controversies are frequently thought to be a result of a lack of confidence on the part of the disputants. Controversy is a state of prolonged public dispute or debate, usually concerning a matter of conflicting opinion or point of view.  355 more words

“Controversy” a Big Issue

Controversies are frequently thought to be a result of a lack of confidence on the part of the disputants. Controversy is a state of prolonged public dispute or debate, usually concerning a matter of conflicting opinion or point of view.  355 more words

We are not so great...

Just in case you think you are rational even though the rest of us aren’t…

Confirmation bias (restricting attention to evidence that supports what we already think) means that we are all walking around with ideas that are wrong. 80 more words

Cognitive Bias

The second system effect

Note: This post originally appeared, in a slightly different form, on July 14, 2015.

Why are second novels or movies so consistently underwhelming? Even if you account for such variables as heightened pressure, compressed turnaround time, and unrealistic expectations, the track record for works of art from  888 more words

Movies