دسته: error

No true Scotsman fallacy

No true Scotsman fallacy

Imagine Hamish McDonald, a Scotsman, sitting down with his Glasgow Morning Herald and seeing an article about how the “Brighton Sex Maniac Strikes Again.” Hamish is shocked and declares that “No Scotsman would do such a thing.” [Brighton is not part of Scotland.] The next day he sits down to read his Glasgow Morning Herald again and this time finds an article about an Aberdeen man whose brutal actions make the Brighton sex maniac seem almost gentlemanly. [Aberdeen is part of Scotland.] This fact shows that Hamish was wrong in his opinion but is he going to admit this? Not… ادامه ←

How do we get out of our comfort zones?

How do we get out of our comfort zones?

There might not exist a single straight forward answer to this question but one sure way for creating a path out of our comfortable assumptions is to make errors, to be wrong.  Being right keeps you in place. Being wrong forces you to explore. As William James put it, “The error is needed to set off the truth, much as a dark background is required for exhibiting the brightness of a picture.”… ادامه ←

capacity to tolerate error

capacity to tolerate error

Our capacity to tolerate error depends on our capacity to tolerate emotion. virtually all of our emotions require us to feel something: a wash of dismay, a moment of foolishness, guilt over our dismissive treatment of someone else who turned out to be right Our resistance to error is, in no small part, a resistance to being left alone with too few certainties and too many emotions.… ادامه ←

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