Don’t Be A Monkey: Changing The Meaning Of “Actionable” Research

Generally speaking, people seek out the type of analysis and commentary that validates their own way of thinking about the world. Confirmation bias is a powerful thing. I try my best to "cure" people of this rather noxious habit. For one thing, the satisfaction you get from hearing someone else agree with you instills a false sense of confidence in your beliefs. You can only become more confident in your own hypotheses by subjecting them to scrutiny (i.e. by considering the opposing viewpoint)
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2 thoughts on “Don’t Be A Monkey: Changing The Meaning Of “Actionable” Research

  1. Thanks for your righting this year and the great work after your incident. A spade is a spade is a spade and your not afraid to expose it, Thats what i want to know as there is a lot of bias from so called people of knowledge who impress the lazy.
    To give you an idea of me i follow the 3 E’s,,, Environment, Energy and Economy,, in that order,, these are all linked together and are the problems we face today. Since the GFC i have learnt about the Economy and it has been a difficult task as there is so much bias, to over come this i have been a diverse reader, it has cost me some time but the knowledge is priceless. Heisenberg you have been a ray of sunlight, thank you and have a great New Year.
    Cheers from down under. CRUSTY>

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