JOSEPH HEATH ~ ENLIGHTENMENT 2.0

~ TECORWNWAITSS ~ The Economists’ Conception Of Rationality Was Never Widely Accepted In The Social Sciences

~ WHAAATIT-UWAHVLCOI ~ We Have An Amazing Ability To Ignore Things – Unfortunately, We Also Have Very Little Control Over It

~ RWUBAASOTT-ITE-ISWNPETP ~ Reason Wound Up Being Assigned All Sorts Of Tasks That – In The End – It Simply Was Not Powerful Enough To Perform

~ SIABP-OT~ Successful Institutions Are Built Piecemeal – Over Time

~ IBTTTMOLAG-COT-TWASWH ~ It’s Better To Take Things More Or Less As Given – Change One Thing – Then Wait And See What Happens

~ ATNOCI-TCTSWDEIOBA-IP ~ As The Number Of Cooperators Increases – The Chances That Someone Will Defect, Even If Only By Accident – Increases Proportionately

~ HACEMPMLTCWOA ~ Having A Common Enemy Makes People More Likely To Cooperate With One Another

~ WAELITTRIMMPTIIBWIATESAKTWHCOTIOTAIIIO ~ We Are Easily Lulled Into Thinking That Reason Is Much More Powerful Than It Is Because We Ignore All The Environmental Scaffolding And Kluges That We Have Constructed Over Time In Order To Assist It In Its Operations

~ IWFCBRP-EWTNA ~ Impressions We Form Can Be Remarkably Persistent – Even When They’re Not Accurate

~ CIBOASOSTHEOBDTOTLOOTSI ~ Civilization Is Built On A Set Of Strategies That Have Evolved Or Been Designed To Overcome The Limitations Of Our Tribal Social Instincts

~ FTACBIAOOTHOST ~ Failure To Appreciate Confirmation Bias Is Actually One Of The Hallmarks Of “Superstitious” Thinking

~ WTTJTQOABWONTGCTWAB ~ We Tend To Judge The Quality Of Arguments By Whether Or Not They Generate Conclusions That We Already Believe

~ NWTTAOHI ~ New Ways To Take Advantage Of Human Irrationality

~ IASTBTCRC ~ Increasingly, Advertising Seeks To Bypass The Consumer’s Rationality Completely

~ EIOTEOR ~ Easy Is Often The Enemy Of Reason

~ CRH ~ Classic Rationalist Hubris

~ TGD-IYFAMT’R’ATJKRIOAOA-MPWCTBIROWIWT ~ The Great Discovery – If You Found A Message That “Resonated” And Then Just Kept Repeating It Over And Over Again – Many People Would Come To Believe It Regardless Of Whether It Was True

~ HTE ~ Hostility To Expertise

~ JKAOBDNMULSTT ~ Just Knowing About Our Biases Does Not Make Us Less Susceptible To Them

~ R-ITSORTWFWWWOBTCTR-WWWTAFITPOOO-AWWWTAOPFLLIC ~ Rationality – Is The Set Of Rules That We Follow When We Want Our Beliefs To Correspond To Reality – When We Want To Avoid Failure In The Pursuit Of Our Objectives – And When We Want To Agree On Principles For Living Life In Common

~ WIIINTHAIATPOFR-IIJAINTHAIATA~ While It Is Important Not To Have Any Illusions About The Power Of Human Reason – It Is Just As Important Not To Have Any Illusions About The Alternative

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