Une courte vidéo pour répondre à une question qui m'a été posée plusieurs fois suite à la précédente : à quoi ressemble un flocon de Koch en 3D ?
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The thing about people who have a lot of whatever it is that we're measuring with IQ is that they quite often tend to be way _more_ wrong than those who have less of whatever it is that those points stand for.

High IQ is kind of like superglue for opinions

Not only doesn't IQ compensate for ignorance or poor methodology, it acerbates the issue.

Rationalisation is a powerful drug. Most people can convince themselves of almost everything but those with high IQ tend to be _extraordinary_ at it.

Logic as a normative science as a study of scientific method as ethics.

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Scientific realists often claim that if something is a good explanation, that's a reason to believe it to be true. In this article (to be published soon in conference proceeding), I examine how the widespread use of idealisations in science challenges this idea: Idealisations generally improve explanations by taking us away from the truth. philsci-archive.pitt.edu/20547

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