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A Startling Thought

“A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson The more I read about confirmation bias in science, the more I realize that our educational system is … Continue reading

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The Inclination of Expectation

March is the Month of Expectation by Emily Dickinson March is the Month of Expectation. The things we do not know – The Persons of prognostication Are coming now – We try to show becoming firmness – But pompous Joy … Continue reading

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An Open Mind

I’ve often been asked what it takes to keep an open mind and while I have no magic answer, I do feel that you can govern your heart and mind as a gracious host would his household. You’ve no doubt … Continue reading

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The Truth is True

I stumbled upon an excellent article yesterday in The New York Times Sunday Review entitled “Biased but Brilliant.” The author, Cordelia Fine, a senior research associate at the Melbourne Business School, points to research showing that confirmation bias – the … Continue reading

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