Tag Archives: dysrationalia

‘Smart’ people in ‘quite dumb’ shocker…

Dunning-Kruger for ‘smart people’, innit? Read this…. …. for one thing, self-awareness was not particularly useful: as the scientists note, “people who were aware of their own biases were not better able to overcome them.” This finding wouldn’t surprise Kahneman, … Continue reading

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Smart versus Clever

“What I no longer have any use for is the kind of ego-bound sniping that so often goes on in debates and online comments. Nothing wrong with an occasional snarky repartee especially when funny. But hostile exchange does not usually … Continue reading

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Nature deficit disorder, dysrationalia and Green Confucianism

Concerns about our fraying connection with nature, and the tricks our brains play on us are on the increase. But will this awareness merely help us exploit ourselves, each other and the planet more “efficiently”? In the Feb 5/6 Australian … Continue reading

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