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« on: October 28, 2014, 07:58:13 PM »

Is ignorance really expertise?  From Pacific Standard....

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But here is the real challenge: How can we learn to recognize our own ignorance and misbeliefs? To begin with, imagine that you are part of a small group that needs to make a decision about some matter of importance. Behavioral scientists often recommend that small groups appoint someone to serve as a devil’s advocate—a person whose job is to question and criticize the group’s logic. While this approach can prolong group discussions, irritate the group, and be uncomfortable, the decisions that groups ultimately reach are usually more accurate and more solidly grounded than they otherwise would be.

For individuals, the trick is to be your own devil’s advocate: to think through how your favored conclusions might be misguided; to ask yourself how you might be wrong, or how things might turn out differently from what you expect. It helps to try practicing what the psychologist Charles Lord calls “considering the opposite.” To do this, I often imagine myself in a future in which I have turned out to be wrong in a decision, and then consider what the likeliest path was that led to my failure. And lastly: Seek advice. Other people may have their own misbeliefs, but a discussion can often be sufficient to rid a serious person of his or her most egregious misconceptions.

http://www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-behavior/confident-idiots-92793/
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2014, 08:18:47 PM »

So the only way to make good decisions is to be indecisive and second guess yourself.  That makes sense...  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2014, 10:35:25 PM »

I'm a diffident idiot.
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