Cognitive Bias Codex

Wikipedia: "A cognitive bias is a systematic pattern of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment. Individuals create their own 'subjective social reality' from their perception of the input. An individual's construction of social reality, not the objective input, may dictate their behavior in the social world. Thus, cognitive biases may sometimes lead to perceptual distortion, inaccurate judgment, illogical interpretation, or what is broadly called irrationality."

#Comment: Why do scientists tend to describe cognitive bias as if they were a terrible pathological condition? Why do they casually dismiss their crucial role for serendipity, creativity and joy? One beings "perceptional distortion" or "illogical, subjective reality" is another's unique evolutionary path. Narrowly defining and enforcing normal is a job for dictators. Wisely negotiating the politics of experience requires simplicity, compassion and patience - not reason, norms, metrics, objectives and force.

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