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The Blind Spot by William Byers

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A World in Crisis!

All I can say is, beware of geeks bearing formulas.

—Warren Buffett1

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

What is the connection between our understanding of science and the crises that society is now facing? It is not that science is responsible for these crises but rather that a misguided view of science has been used in an attempt to create an environment that is secure and predictable in situations that are inappropriate. Human beings have a basic need for certainty. Yet since things are ultimately uncertain, we satisfy this need by creating artificial islands of certainty. We create models of reality and then insist that the models are ...

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