The Science of How Things Backfire

Or, Why Would Anything Ever Go Right?

Urizen shows his book of laws. Image: William Blake Archive

When human endeavors so often go wrongly, we blame people for making bad decisions, whether from a moral, or political, or scientific point of view. This only raises our emotional temperature without fixing problems or heading off future catastrophes. However, there are recent theories that explain that many failures stem from general…

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