Part 2 of Impactful Series 1 — In this episode I talk more about the challenges we face when building on the foundations outlined in episode 1.1. Specifically, why our brains are so attracted to certainty, and why it's a big problem today. Then, Jason Gots (host of Think Again, a Big Think Podcast) and I talk about some strategies for overcoming these challenges.
Influences & Suggested Content
Stuart Firestein: The pursuit of ignorance (18 minutes)
Tim Harford: Trial, error and the God complex (18 minutes)
Why you think you're right -- even if you're wrong | Julia Galef (11 minutes)