Why Smart People are Stupid

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by cheryl, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Why Smart People are Stupid. - The New Yorker

    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.” This “meta-bias” is rooted in our ability to spot systematic mistakes in the decisions of others—we excel at noticing the flaws of friends—and inability to spot those same mistakes in ourselves. Although the bias blind spot itself isn’t a new concept, West’s latest paper demonstrates that it applies to every single bias under consideration, from anchoring to so-called “framing effects.” In each instance, we readily forgive our own minds but look harshly upon the minds of other people.
  2. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Well the above may apply to everyone else but it certainly doesn't apply to ME!
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    How does this work if you are having a battle of the minds and one person is unarmed ??
  4. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    HAHAHAH..... omg... that was funny.


  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Post pictures? :hi5: