Who are you calling gullible?

24 Mar

A decade ago, Hugo Mercier and some colleagues wrote an article with the catchy title, “Epistemic Vigilance”. It argued that humans are naturally sceptical and not easy to convince, let alone fool. Many people were… unconvinced. “What about flat-earthers?” they would ask Mercier. “What about people voting for the Nazis?” Like the rigorous scholar he […]

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