· We prefer stories to statistics.
· We seek to confirm, not to question, our ideas.
· We rarely appreciate the role of chance and coincidence in shaping events.
· We sometimes misperceive the world around us.
· We tend to oversimplify our thinking.
· Our memories are often inaccurate.
Kida vividly illustrates these tendencies with numerous examples that demonstrate how easily we can be fooled into believing something that isn't true. In a complex society where successin all facets of lifeoften requires the ability to evaluate the validity of many conflicting claims, the critical-thinking skills examined in this informative and engaging book will prove invaluable....Continua
We form conclusions and beliefs with little or no reason and then seek evidence which supports the conclusions we've already reached..Our brains like to think they are flawless, unbiased masters of precision, but the reality is sadly not so...
We form conclusions and beliefs with little or no reason and then seek evidence which supports the conclusions we've already reached...
Our brains perceive the world in ways that make ourselves look better than others...
Most people think they are above average in intelligence (and we think we're all better drivers than everyone else, too) which logically cannot be true......Continua