Scienceblind: Why Our Intuitive Theories About the World Are So Often Wrong

Scienceblind: Why Our Intuitive Theories About the World Are So Often Wrong

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 7, Episode 23 , Segment 1

Scienceblind, Your Diet Is Making You Fat, Screen Cleaning

Episode: Scienceblind, Your Diet Is Making You Fat, Screen Cleaning

  • Jan 26, 2018 5:00 pm
  • 50:01 mins

Andrew Shtulman, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Occidental College. He is the author of Scienceblind: Why Our Intuitive Theories About the World Are So Often Wrong. Why do we catch colds? What causes seasons to change? And if you fire a bullet from a gun and drop one from your hand, which bullet hits the ground first? In a pinch we almost always, et these questions wrong. Andrew Shtulman explains how our intuitive theories are often wrong, and how correcting them could present clearer solutions to many controversies--around vaccines, climate change, or evolution--that plague our politics today.

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