Exploring the nature of ‘anecdotal evidence,’ why it’s so enticing and why we all engage in it. The power of the anecdote or story resides in what stories are: the creation of causal connections within our perception. We are declaring what we believe the world to be. That so many of our stories contain bias is also explored and noting why bias doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with our rationality or our minds.

 

Thankfully, questioning our stories doesn’t require us to act as if we’re cast adrift in a world without meaning and truth. What it does require of us is a willingness to accept the limits of perspective and to actively engage in more perspective-taking.

(A Universe of Perspective)

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