Knowing when you don't know
Posted by Ming Ling on June 24, 2010
We learn by challenging our beliefs and exploring what we don’t know…
- (as demonstrated by “Confirmation Bias“:
The Truth: Your opinions are the result of years of paying attention to information which confirmed what you believed while ignoring information which challenged your preconceived notions.)
…but the problem is how to deal with not knowing that we don’t know.
- (as demonstrated in “The Anosognosic’s Dilemma: Something’s Wrong but You’ll Never Know What It Is“:
A ludicrously botched bank robbery leads to the question, Can you be too incompetent to understand just how incompetent you are?)
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