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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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Kahneman attempts in this book to give a scientific exposition of various failings of humans' propensity to occasionally misinterpret certain numeric scenarios, and to make it sound new in the process. The ideas he presents in this book are not new. Some of them are from earlier articles, and others from his papers of 1983 and earlier. As I read I felt Kahneman attempting to make his book entertaining, as Malcolm Gladwell does with similar subjects. But where Gladwell succeeds in entertaining us, Kahneman fails miserably. Neither does Kahneman adhere to any scientific method. Kahneman's resulting book is neither new, nor entertaining, nor scientific; it is unfortunately simply a monotonous aggregation of anecdotal statistics.

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