Category Archives: Knowledge

Illusion of Explanatory Depth

Zac Mayo introduced me to the concept of the “illusion of explanatory depth” (IOED): Most people feel they understand the world with far greater detail, coherence, and depth than they really do. For example, how well do you feel you … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the Farm Credit System

One of the themes of this blog is that I sometimes think about public life in terms of three sectors: Government For-profit Not-for-profit I worked for the Farm Credit System for 32 years, retiring at the end of 2016. How … Continue reading

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Quantum Birthday Thought

The image to the left is a birthday card. Inside the card it says: Don’t worry… It will make more sense after you start drinking. I am reminded of something Richard Feynman said. Richard Feynman (1918-1988) won a Nobel prize … Continue reading

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Where do you get news?

The world of news is changing. No longer do the three TV networks of CBS, NBC and ABC dominate broadcast news. Print newspapers are¬†shrinking or going out of business. News websites and blogs are ubiquitous, but reliable unbiased news seems … Continue reading

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