Tuesday, July 07, 2015

2, 4, 6

A beautiful example of confirmation bias in the New York Times.

The conclusion about the countermeasure is perfect:

When you seek to disprove your idea, you sometimes end up proving it — and other times you can save yourself from making a big mistake. But you need to start by being willing to hear no. And even if you think that you are right, you need to make sure you’re asking questions that might actually produce an answer of no. If you still need to work on this trait, don’t worry: You’re only human.

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