We Learn Faster When Our Choices Aren’t Forced / Influenced

One of the most popular quotes by Peat states that “The attempt to steer a person can make it hard for them to move, because it inactivates their own guidance system“. While he said it in the context of authoritarian systems designed to force/elicit specific actions from people, I have long suspected that such inactivation … Read more We Learn Faster When Our Choices Aren’t Forced / Influenced

A piece of plastic can learn through training, just like animals

The house of cards that is modern “science” continues to crumble, albeit slowly. Several years ago I made a post on the ability of an “inanimate” piece of matter (dough) to learn simple behaviors through repetitive training, akin to the widely publicized “Pavlov dog”. The dough study references an older one, performed in the 1950s … Read more A piece of plastic can learn through training, just like animals

People with more intellectual humility have superior (general) knowledge

A really good study, which may suggest the arrogant “experts” running society are probably a lot less knowledgeable and wise then they would have us believe. The study is also potentially a corroboration of the Dunning-Kruger Effect. So, it looks like it is better to be surrounded by humble people. There is no guarantee that … Read more People with more intellectual humility have superior (general) knowledge