Vaccine Autism Debate a Side Effect of Self Delusion
January 24, 2013
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Wonderfest discusses the complexity of human overconfidence and the frailty of knowledge.
While self-confidence is a prized human attribute, too much confidence can be obnoxious, pernicious, and even deadly. This audience-participation talk will present a simple 10-question quiz to measure an important aspect of individual self-confidence. With analysis and discussion of these measurements, audience members will be better able to calibrate properly their personal levels of self-confidence. The ultimate goal will be a "healthier skepticism" toward one's own depth of knowledge about the world.
Presented in collaboration with the Bay Area Skeptics.
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