"Is Everything You Think You Know Wrong?"

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"Is Everything You Think You Know Wrong?"

Post by bindeweede » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:23 pm

Food for thought from Steven Novella.
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.
http://theness.com/neurologicablog/inde ... now-wrong/

[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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Re: "Is Everything You Think You Know Wrong?"

Post by Tony Williams » Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:06 am

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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Re: "Is Everything You Think You Know Wrong?"

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:32 am

Who here remembers Everything You Know is Wrong ?

Was Firesign Theater a thing in the UK?

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Yes, that one.

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