Monday, January 17, 2005

Blinking Wisdom

David Brooks has a good review of a new book, "Blink" by Michael Gladwell, about how humans can often make quick judgements that prove more accurate than those derived from longer investigation. Best of all, while the theory put forth in the book is attractive, Brooks notes that all of the scientific inquiry into this so-called "thin-slicing" is really just old-fashioned wisdom.

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