The Brain Continued, A Reassuring Lie, and a Keychain Carabiner
I started a new Quality Assurance project this week for a subcontractor doing work for the EPA. That's all I can say about that...But this cartoon about confirmation bias came to mind:
It is from an article published on Fast Company's website. It's a long article but worth it:http://www.fastcompany.com/3019903/work-smart/8-subconscious-mistakes-our-brains-make-every-day-and-how-to-avoid-them
We tend to agree with what we already know, hang out with people who think like us, and support causes like us. We would rather hear a reassuring lie than an inconvenient truth.
And sometimes, just sometimes, a new lighted LED keychain brings such a smile to my face about a reassuring (?), convenient absurdity:
Enjoy. And be careful climbing out there!
As always (third post--wahoo!), I would enjoy hearing from you. . .
Word Woman (aka Scientific Steph)