The importance of collecting conflicting information before making up one’s mind

The importance of collecting conflicting information before making up one’s mind

… the importance of collecting conflicting information before making up one’s mind, of calibrating one’s certainty level to the strength of the evidence, of enduring uncertainty for long stretches as an answer became clear, of correcting for one’s biases.”

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