Gustavo Ballvé on January 12th, 2011
Food for thought, Home, Mental models, Science, Signal or Noise

Two articles about the same subject: even scientific “truth” has been called into question. The New Yorker piece is more eloquent and, as usual, they do a fantastic job of creating a certain tension and drama regarding even the most mundane or technical subjects. The NY Times article is a bit more technical (despite the ESP attention-grabbing headline). One doesn’t need to get too philosophical to say that “truth”, or at least the one found via the scientific method, is often in the eye of the beholder – ie., subject to the same randomness, bias, incentives, mishaps and flaws that define human nature.

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