“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool.” —Richard Feynman
Why do those last few “O”s in a bowl of Cheerios tend to clump together in the middle of the bowl or around the edges?
This story serves to remind me that we are not wired to think scientifically. Full stop. It is the quintessential human flaw. But scientific thinking is a skill to be practiced and improved upon.
“We don’t want [people] to be afraid of the bad outcomes. . .because we would like people to be innovative and push against the status quo because that’s how we move forward as a society, as a business, as an individual.” — Annie Duke