Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
To err is human. Yet most of us go through life assuming (and sometimes insisting) that we are right about nearly everything, from the origins of the universe to how to load the dishwasher. In Being Wrong, journalist Kathryn Schulz explores why we find it so gratifying to be right and so maddening to be mistaken. Drawing on thinkers as varied as Augustine, Darwin, Freud, Gertrude Stein, Alan Greenspan, and Groucho Marx, she shows that error is both a given and a gift—one that can transform our worldviews, our relationships, and ourselves.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Citizenjoyce - LibraryThing
This is a really interesting discussion of choice. She says need to be right is almost as strong as the need to eat, and then goes on to show how people, even when or especially when they are proven ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
Ok, I'm not done yet, and I will finish, but I've struggled with one of Schulz's major premises and in order to be able to read the rest of the book I have to say now: One cannot be wrong" about ... Read full review