Chances are 100% that you hold some belief which will subsequently prove to be a case of mass confirmation bias--people unconsciously cherry picking evidence which validates what they expected to find. Unfortunately, it will probably take several decades for us to realize this, at which point, we will replace it with some other socially convenient belief.This is very simply why I like her. She, like Tyler Cowen, Arnold Kling, and Borepatch, understands that some of her beliefs are wrong...that she can't tell which ones are wrong...and that her feeling certain of them is no guide to their correctness. Intellectual humility. It's underappreciated.
The virtue of excellence
Monday, September 6, 2010
Megan McArdle justifies my fondness for her with this quote: