Use Your Head

There’s a frustrating corollary to the joy of educating yourself on logic, statistics, and cognitive biases, which is that examples of piss-poor reasoning and knee-jerk conclusions are like a slap in the face. And examples abound. Some would say our capacity to reason is what separates humans from other animals, and to that I’d respond […]

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The Cure for Boredom is Curiosity

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t a science enthusiast. The degree of my interest has changed over the years, but it’s always been there in some sense. I used to have this kid’s encyclopedia set, Charlie Brown’s ‘Cyclopedia. Illustrated with all of the Peanuts gang and packed full of information about great discoveries […]

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