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intuition

effortless, immediate, automatic feeling or thought

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why can't we rely on intuition and common sense?

hindsight bias, overconfidence, tendency to perceive patterns in random events

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hindsight bias

tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one would have foreseen it

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overconfidence

people tend to think they know more than they actually know

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perceiving patterns

random sequences don't always look random - humans feel the need to make sense of the world

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scientific attitude

curious, skeptical, humility

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critical thinking

thinking that does not blindly accept arguments and conclusions

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critical inquiry

open to surprise findings
disproves popular beliefs
identifies effective policies