by Jonah Lehrer
| Jun. 16, 2012
In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake? When people face an uncertain situation, they don’
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A frontier piece in psychology that brings its readers onto the barricades! Smart people are stupid! Why? Jonah Lehrer has an answer as he says that the driving forces behind biases, the root causes of our irrationality, are largely unconscious, which means they remain invisible to self-analysis and impermeable to intelligence. An article to be read and review.
I thought the quotes told the story. It read like a book which means it could be a feature story. I wonder how long it took for the writer to write this story. It was well written enough for anyone to understand this story. Very good article.