When you have to get back into a routine
I listened to this while writing this post, try it while you read :o)
This post is the fourth of a series of ten posts about certain aspects of our lives during the COVID-19 crisis. These posts must be read in order, starting with the 6th post would make absolutely no sense to the reader. Enjoy reading and above all, enjoy reflecting.
This brings us to our second group of prophets. The scientific prophets. Again, this group is divided into two. The first group is either not aware enough or not aware at all of their cognitive biases. This group is doing research. This group does not listen to the other prophets and does its own research, but it too quickly abandons its critical mind. Maybe out of a sense of urgency, maybe out of personal interest in finding a place on the podium, who knows? These prophets are a bit like the Arch-prophets of the group. They are praised for their knowledge and foresight. Everything they say makes sense and their thirsty apostles drink their words in big gulps at the risk of drowning in them.
These prophets could be the source to drink from, but it is impossible for us to precisely go back to the source of the source. It sinks into dense and impassable vegetation or literally emerges out of a stone wall that we are knocking on. Unable to go back any further, and tired of having travelled so far, we do the maths and prefer to trust their judgment, which seems beyond a shadow of a doubt to be the purest information we can find. As their biases become our biases, it’s impossible to know if the information is reliable.
To be continued tomorrow…
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on June 9, 2020 by Coach Danny