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"Why smart people are stupid."

  1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago
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  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    That's too funny. lol lol

    Interesting read too. smile

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    I thought it was particularly interesting to note that 'smart people' know how to use shortcuts-- and this is what can trip them up.  (I'm not surprised that you two were the first to comment.)

  4. Aficionada profile image89
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    I love Jonah Lehrer's writing.  His book How We Decide is one of my all-time-favorite books.  I am thrilled to find this blog, and I plan to check it out often.

    In particular, I was taken by this paragraph in the article {condensed}:

    "Perhaps our most dangerous bias is that we naturally assume that everyone else is more susceptible to thinking errors, a tendency known as the “bias blind spot.” ...{I}t applies to every single bias under consideration.... In each instance, we readily forgive our own minds but look harshly upon the minds of other people."

    I know it's true about me, and I notice it in the forums very frequently!

  5. getitrite profile image79
    getitriteposted 5 years ago

    This is a fascinating study.