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Jaap de Jonge
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Hi, do you know of a remarkable, humorous quote by a famous person or a proverb related to searching for or interpreting information in a way that confirms our preconceptions and/or conformation bias? "We're generally overconfident in our opinions and our impressions and judgments." Daniel Kahneman, Israeli Psychologist "Science means constantly walking a tightrope between blind faith and curiosity; between expertise and creativity; between bias and openness; between experience and epiphany; between ambition and passion; and between arrogance and conviction - in short, between an old today and a new tomorrow." Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss Physicist "We tend to accept information that confirms our prior beliefs and ignore or discredit information that does not. This confirmation bias settles over our eyes like distorting spectacles for everything we look at." Kyle Hill, American Author. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

 

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