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Food for thought from Steven Novella.
http://theness.com/neurologicablog/inde ... now-wrong/
People have a desire for simplicity and control. This motivates them to boil down complex knowledge into bite-sized nuggets. This necessarily introduces inaccuracy. Further, reality is horrifically complex. A good rule of thumb is – it’s always more complicated than you think.
[Reminds me of the first book I read after joining the old UKS Forum - "Don't Believe Everything You Think", by Thomas Kida. Time I revisited it, I think.]
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This kind of thing keeps me wondering how we manage to keep our vastly complex civilisation running.
Perhaps there's a skilled bunch of Morlocks beavering away somewhere underground. :?
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Who here remembers Everything You Know is Wrong
Was Firesign Theater a thing in the UK?
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Yes, that one.