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Being Wrong : Adventures in the Margin of Error

ISBN: 9780061176050 | 0061176052
Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harpercollins
Pub. Date: 1/4/2011

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To Err is Human. Yet most of us go through life assuming (and sometimes insisting) that we are right about nearly everything, from the origins of the universe to how to load the dishwasher. In Being Wrong, journalist Kathryn Schulz explores why we find it so gratifying to be right and so maddening to be mistaken. Drawing on thinkers as varied as Augustine, Darwin, Freud, Gertrude Stein, Alan Greenspan, and Groucho Marx, she shows that error is both a given and a gift-one that can transform our worldviews, our relationships, and ourselves. Book jacket.

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