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97. Science, Reasoning, and The Intelligence Trap with David Robson

• 39 min

David speaks with David Robson, an award-winning science writer specializing in the extremes of the human brain, body, and behavior. He has previously worked as a features editor at New Scientist and as a senior journalist at the BBC. He is the author of The Intelligence Trap, which has been translated into fifteen languages, The Expectation Effect, and The Laws of Connections. They talked about: 🔍 How outdated science can mislead us 🔬 The replicability crisis in behavioural science 📡 How scientific information gets distorted 🧠 The problem with IQ 🌱 The importance of intellectual humility 💡 Motivated reasoning and the intelligence trap 📜 Full 📹 Watch on Youtube: 👤 Connect with David:Twitter: @d_a_robson | LinkedIn: Instagram: Website: Books: The Intelligence Trap | The Expectation Effect | 🗣 Mentioned in the show:University of Cambridge | University of Oxford | Dan Ariely | Thinking, Fast and Slow | Lizard Brain | Dunning Kruger Effect |–Kruger_effect The Language Instinct | Daniel Kahneman | Amos Tversky | Psychological Priming | Elon Musk | Bill Gates | Steve Jobs | Philip Tetlock | Nobel Prize Disease | Kary Mullis | Polymerase Chain Reaction | Arthur Conan Doyle | Sherlock Holmes Books | Harry Houdini | 👨🏾‍💻 About David Elikwu: David Elikwu FRSA is a serial entrepreneur, strategist, and writer. David is the founder of The Knowledge, a platform helping people think deeper and work smarter. 🐣 Twitter: @Delikwu / @itstheknowledge 🌐 Website: 📽️ Youtube: 📸 Instagram: 🕺 TikTok: 🎙️ Podcast: 📖 Free Book: My Online Course 🖥️ Decision Hacker: Decision Hacker will help you hack your default patterns and become an intentional architect of your life. You’ll learn everything you need to transform your decisions, your habits, and your outcomes. The Knowledge 📩 Newsletter: The Knowledge is a weekly newsletter for people who want to get more out of life. It's full of insights from psychology, philosophy, productivity, and business, all designed to make you more productive, creative, and decisive. My Favorite Tools 🎞️ Descript: 📨 Convertkit: 🔰 NordVPN: 💹 Nutmeg: 🎧 Audible: Support this podcast at —

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