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

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Because that's the second example of confirmation bias. We accept a fact as data. The biggest plborem is not that we live in a post-truth world; it's that we live in a post-data world. We prefer a single story to tons of data. Now, stories are powerful, they're vivid, they bring it to life. They tell you to start every talk with a story. I did. But a single sotry is meaningless and misleading unless it's bcekad up by large-scale data. But even if we had large-scale data, that might still not be enough. Because it could still be ceostsnint with rival tieoehrs. Let me explain.

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Because that's the second example of confirmation bias. We accept a fact as data. The biggest _______ is not that we live in a post-truth world; it's that we live in a post-data world. We prefer a single story to tons of data. Now, stories are powerful, they're vivid, they bring it to life. They tell you to start every talk with a story. I did. But a single _____ is meaningless and misleading unless it's ______ up by large-scale data. But even if we had large-scale data, that might still not be enough. Because it could still be __________ with rival ________. Let me explain.

Solution

  1. backed
  2. consistent
  3. story
  4. problem
  5. theories

Original Text

Because that's the second example of confirmation bias. We accept a fact as data. The biggest problem is not that we live in a post-truth world; it's that we live in a post-data world. We prefer a single story to tons of data. Now, stories are powerful, they're vivid, they bring it to life. They tell you to start every talk with a story. I did. But a single story is meaningless and misleading unless it's backed up by large-scale data. But even if we had large-scale data, that might still not be enough. Because it could still be consistent with rival theories. Let me explain.

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confirmation bias 6
truth world 4
post truth 4
single story 3
real world 3
pet theory 3
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Important Words

  1. accept
  2. backed
  3. bias
  4. biggest
  5. bring
  6. confirmation
  7. consistent
  8. data
  9. explain
  10. fact
  11. life
  12. live
  13. meaningless
  14. misleading
  15. powerful
  16. prefer
  17. problem
  18. rival
  19. single
  20. start
  21. stories
  22. story
  23. talk
  24. theories
  25. tons
  26. vivid
  27. world