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Yet Another One: The Eleventh Law of Trauma

If you have followed this blog for any period of time, you are aware of the skepticism I bring to bear when I am reading new material or learning of new ideas. Why is this? Because it is very difficult in this day and age to ascertain the veracity of anything we see, hear, or read.

This is not new compared to, say, a hundred years ago. The media were a bit different, but the underlying issues were the same. There have always been two major factors at play: information overload and the biases built into our human brain operating system.

There is a huge body of new information in every field that is being produced every year. Given the pressures that most researchers…

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 Yet Another One: The Eleventh Law of Trauma

It’s time to flip the algorithm to: Learn something new —> verify it —> believe it.

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