From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 08:44:15 -0400 Archived: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 08:44:15 -0400 Subject: Why Smart People Do Stupid Things Source: Magazine.UToronto.Ca http://tinyurl.com/mo7ugv Summer 2009 Why Smart People Do Stupid Things Intelligence by itself doesn't make you rational. Thinking rationally demands mental skills that some of us don't have and many of us don't use By Kurt Kleiner How can someone so smart be so stupid? We've all asked this question after watching a perfectly intelligent friend or relative pull a boneheaded move. People buy high and sell low. They believe their horoscope. They figure it can't happen to them. They bet it all on black because black is due. They supersize their fries and order the diet Coke. They talk on a cellphone while driving. They throw good money after bad. They bet that a financial bubble will never burst. You've done something similarly stupid. So have I. Professor Keith Stanovich should know better, but he's made stupid mistakes, too. [More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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