how to make wise decisions

Review :

A must-read for everyone who wants to improve their thinking skills, whether you are a high-school student or NASA scientist. The author, renowned science reporter David Robson, has based the book on expert interviews and peer-reviewed sources. To put the main point in short: ability (and desire) to use our brain is even more important than high IQ. High IQ is like a powerful engine in a car, but without driving skills and good navigation system you are not the first one in destination. Robson reminds of the importance of intellectual humility and illustrates why we should avoid motivated reasoning (= we have decided the outcome and choose the evidence).

The book is a fluent read for non-native English skills also, and the scientific findings are made alive with interesting stories on space shuttle disasters, oil spills and Japanese classroom.

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