Humans 101

Believing Is Easy, but Being Correct Is Difficult

Our fast brains are gullible, and our slow brains can fix things up… when they get around to it

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When you encounter new information but have yet to form a belief about it, what’s your immediate response? Do you hold it up in your mental spotlight and subject it to a critical…