Book Review: Why We Make Mistakes

Edge Induced Cohesion

Why We Make Mistakes:  How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things In Seconds, And Are All Pretty sure We Are Way Above Average, by Joseph T. Hallinan

I was recommended this book by an online friend of mine, and although I had not read the book before I was generally familiar with a great deal of the book’s contents, largely because the author looks at fairly familiar aspects of human behavior where people are particularly error prone [1].  There happen to be a lot of these areas, but the author shows himself to be at least a couple of steps above those who seek to mock people for our limitations, but rather instead views a recognition of human limitation as a way for us to better shape the world in which we live, so that we do not expect of ourselves or of others what is unreasonable or that we…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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