Expand your radius — Expand your World View
In a captivating TED Talk, J. Marshall Shepherd, a renowned meteorologist and expert in weather and climate, delves into the three kinds of bias that shape our worldview when it comes to science.
He explains how confirmation bias, the Dunning-Kruger effect, and cognitive dissonance can impact what we think we know about science. Confirmation bias occurs when we seek out information that confirms our pre-existing beliefs, while the Dunning-Kruger effect is when we overestimate our knowledge and expertise on a subject. Cognitive dissonance is the discomfort we feel when we are presented with information that contradicts our beliefs. Shepherd emphasizes the importance of replacing these biases with knowledge and expanding our radius of understanding.
He believes that expanding our radius is not just about creating a better future but also about preserving life as we know it. By recognizing and addressing these biases, we can develop a more accurate and informed understanding of science.