Monday, May 4, 2009

On Probability.

Over at Schneier on Security is an abolutely brilliant essay about the reaction to very rare but high-profile events. Two years old (holy crap that was fast) but damned good stuff.

...but the gist is this: Our brains are much better at processing the simple risks we've had to deal with throughout most of our species' existence, and much poorer at evaluating the complex risks society forces us face today.


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