A key cognitive bias isn’t a bug, it’s just operator error (and easily correctable by using reason as nature intended).
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In response to a lot of feedback on yesterday’s post, the loudest and nastiest of which came from people who deny climate change, I have revised the essay to […]
Individual reasoning can often lead to mistakes—Newton dedicated himself equally to alchemy—while reasoning in groups has been shown to produces better results. Why?
Why are we good at reasoning in some cases and hopelessly biased in others? Did reasoning evolve just to help us win arguments? Argumentative Theory says yes.