But mind you don’t post yourself into the box, little man


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‘Il n’est point de secrets que le temps ne révèle.’ –Racine


{ John Kacere | Aaron McElroy }

A darker shadow of the first, darkening even his own understanding of himself


The tumor that appeared on a second scan. The guy in accounting who was secretly embezzling company funds. The situation may be different each time, but we hear ourselves say it over and over again: “I knew it all along.”

The problem is that too often we actually didn’t know it all along, we only feel as though we did. The phenomenon, which researchers refer to as “hindsight bias,” is one of the most widely studied decision traps and has been documented in various domains, including medical diagnoses, accounting and auditing decisions, athletic competition, and political strategy. […]

Roese and Vohs propose that there are three levels of hindsight bias. […] The first level of hindsight bias, memory distortion, involves misremembering an earlier opinion or judgment (”I said it would happen”). The second level, inevitability, centers on our belief that the event was inevitable (”It had to happen”). And the third level, foreseeability, involves the belief that we personally could have foreseen the event (”I knew it would happen”).

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images { 1. Joao Penalva | 2 }

A softer beard: a softer brush


{ Because identical twins develop from a single zygote, they have the same genome. This removes genetics as a variable telling scientists that the differences they observe between the individuals are caused almost solely by environmental factors. Recent studies have shown that many of these environmentally induced differences are acquired via the epigenome. | The University of Utah | full story | Thanks to Patrick/xcorr.net }

Gave my hand a great squeeze going along by the Tolka in my hand


{ 1. Jean Rouet, Untitled, 1960 | 2. Irving Penn, Palm of Miles Davis, New York, 1986 }


{ 3. Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, First x-ray, 1901 | 4 }

A monkey puzzle rocket burst, spluttering in darting crackles


{ Edward Weston, Shell, 1927 | Chuck Jones, Spies, 1942 }

Twins, and, the, unnecessary, comma.


{ Why identical twins differ—despite having the same DNA }

images { Walt Disney with elephant at the American Museum of Natural History }

A defect is ten times worse in a woman. But makes them polite.


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Punctuation i’snt that important to. me


{ 1. Peter Holzhauer | 2 }

But the real question, when it comes to predicting the future of forecasting, may not be whether we can or can’t forecast accurately — it’s whether we want to.


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The invention of the ship was also the invention of the shipwreck


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Do two people who don’t know what they are talking about know more or less than one person who doesn’t know what he/she is talking about?


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