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Don’t Be so Sure

October 9, 2008

It happens every four years, but whenever we’ve got a presidential election, otherwise normal-looking people turn to sputtering ideologues, certain that they’re right and the other side is dead wrong, if not completely insane (for confirmation of this theory, please see the rest of the internet).

Scientific American has an interesting interview with neurologist and author Robert Burton, on the dangers of being certain, and how it doesn’t always mean we’re right.

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