What have you been wrong about in your life?

Author: Kathryn Schulz
Book: Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error

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To err is human. So why do we despise being wrong? As Kathryn Schulz argues in this fascinating reconsideration of error, we do so because we are wrong, first and foremost, about what it means to be wrong. For centuries, we have regarded error as a sign of ignorance, idiocy, or sin. But in fact, Schulz contends, our capacity to err is a crucial component of human intelligence. It is inextricable from some of our best and most honorable qualities, including empathy, creativity, conviction, and op…more

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