Having the intellectual humility to recognize that we don’t know everything is a critical driver of truth-seeking. In this New York Times article, cognitive scientists and professors Philip Fernbach and Steven Sloman discuss their research showing that because individuals can only retain a limited amount of knowledge and develop expertise on a limited range of topics, our success as a species relies on the human ability to share knowledge through collaboration and social interaction. Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.
By: New York Times, Philip Fernbach and Steven Sloman
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