Amos Tversky Quote

“Whenever there is a simple error that most laymen fall for, there is always a slightly more sophisticated version of the same problem that experts fall for.”

~ Amos Tversky

The Mind's New Science

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

lol, (-: I really like it:-)

zeitgeist, la crescenta, ca

Well said. Puts us all on the same plane - right where we actually are. No "superiors", just ordinary people - some seemingly with positions that cause them to think they're of a superior set and thus they act as if they know what's best for all.

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Anon    6/17/09

Evidence of a simple natural process depicting a simple form in the layman example and the extreme in the expert example. Because it is a self evident natural process the truth of the quote speaks for itself.

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Anonymous    6/17/09

Can you say "global warming"?!?

warren, olathe

Good one Anonymous. Bernard Madoff another one.

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RBESRQ    6/17/09

Indeed! Its called the trickle down theory.

E Archer, NYC

The search for truth is more difficult for 'smart' people than it is for those that know they do not know...


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