No Really, How Much Do Biases Actually Explain?

How fresh developments in cognitive science question the import of classic experiments

Lee McIntyre’s book Post-Truth claims that cognitive biases are “among the deepest sources of post-truth,” even its “perfect precursor.” They “rob us of our ability to think clearly” and “make us ripe for manipulation and exploitation by those who have an agenda to push.”

A 2018 report by the RAND Corporation lists cognitive biases as the number one “dri…

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