Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Big Picture Science for May 27, 2019 - Skeptic Check: Worrier Mentality

Big Picture Science - Skeptic Check: Worrier Mentality

Poisonous snakes, lightning strikes, a rogue rock from space.  There are plenty of scary things to fret about, but are we burning adrenaline on the right ones?  Stepping into the bathtub is more dangerous than flying from a statistical point of view, but no one signs up for “fear of showering” classes.

Find out why we get tripped up by statistics, worry about the wrong things, and how the “intelligence trap” not only leads smart people to make dumb mistakes, but actually causes them to make more.


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