That might be putting it a bit strongly. Too bad. Human beings are plagued with irrationality, and if you don’t believe me, well, it’s probably good to not to take my word for a whole lot. Let’s instead exchange likelihood ratios in the comments. That wasn’t a come-on, I promise.
If you really believe that humans aren’t irrational, or that in particular, you’re immune, you won’t mind making that belief pay rent.
So if your birth date (the day of the month on which you were born) is odd, click on this link: Rationality Quiz A
If it’s even, click on this link: Rationality Quiz B
Please try to take the quiz in full faith, and only take one.
They shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes at the very most. Then come back and share your answers, thoughts, analysis, criticisms and guesses as to what exactly those questions were trying to suss about about common causes of human irrationality.
Next post, which will be up in just a few days, will go over the quiz, what the answers are, and the research behind these types of human irrationality. I’ll also be sharing some gems from when I gave this quiz to a highly specialized focus group a.k.a. The Secular Alliance at the University of Chicago