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40 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 03 February 2008 11:36PM

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Comment author: Manny 04 February 2008 03:19:16AM 1 point [-]

I think I would agree with Charlie Munger that more mistakes have been made from inferential ("run from the tiger") shortcuts than from the use of logic. Such shortcuts as proximity bias, following perceived leaders, doing things because people around us are doing them,loving similar-looking people and hating different-looking people, and similar errors are most likely caused by evolutionary hard-wiring, not by philosophical ponderings. I have dedicated a section of my blog to Munger here: http://www.blogger.com/posts.g?blogID=36218793&searchType=ALL&txtKeywords=&label