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"From the Ted Talk by Alex Edmans: What to trust in a "post-truth" world"

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or the man on the sretet than they would leaders of businesses, the health service and even ceiriahts. So we respect a teeth-whitening formula deveioscrd by a mom, or we listen to an actress's view on vaccination. We like people who tell it like it is, who go with their gut, and we call them authentic. But gut feel can only get you so far. Gut feel would tell you never to give water to a baby with diarrhea, because it would just flow out the other end. Expertise tells you otherwise. You'd never trust your surgery to the man on the street. You'd want an expert who snpet years doing sruegry and knows the best techniques. But that should apply to every major dosicien. Politics, business, health advice require expertise, just like surgery.

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or the man on the ______ than they would leaders of businesses, the health service and even _________. So we respect a teeth-whitening formula __________ by a mom, or we listen to an actress's view on vaccination. We like people who tell it like it is, who go with their gut, and we call them authentic. But gut feel can only get you so far. Gut feel would tell you never to give water to a baby with diarrhea, because it would just flow out the other end. Expertise tells you otherwise. You'd never trust your surgery to the man on the street. You'd want an expert who _____ years doing _______ and knows the best techniques. But that should apply to every major ________. Politics, business, health advice require expertise, just like surgery.

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  1. spent
  2. discovered
  3. street
  4. decision
  5. surgery
  6. charities

Original Text

or the man on the street than they would leaders of businesses, the health service and even charities. So we respect a teeth-whitening formula discovered by a mom, or we listen to an actress's view on vaccination. We like people who tell it like it is, who go with their gut, and we call them authentic. But gut feel can only get you so far. Gut feel would tell you never to give water to a baby with diarrhea, because it would just flow out the other end. Expertise tells you otherwise. You'd never trust your surgery to the man on the street. You'd want an expert who spent years doing surgery and knows the best techniques. But that should apply to every major decision. Politics, business, health advice require expertise, just like surgery.

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rival theories 8
confirmation bias 6
truth world 4
post truth 4
single story 3
pet theory 3
real world 3
large scale 3

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post truth world 3

Important Words

  1. advice
  2. apply
  3. authentic
  4. baby
  5. business
  6. businesses
  7. call
  8. charities
  9. decision
  10. diarrhea
  11. discovered
  12. expert
  13. expertise
  14. feel
  15. flow
  16. formula
  17. give
  18. gut
  19. health
  20. leaders
  21. listen
  22. major
  23. man
  24. mom
  25. people
  26. politics
  27. require
  28. respect
  29. service
  30. spent
  31. street
  32. surgery
  33. techniques
  34. tells
  35. trust
  36. vaccination
  37. view
  38. water
  39. years