I have to admit that I fell for it. Hardcore confirmation bias, looking for things that give me a positive result and not even one "No".
I felt ashamed. Being a scientist and knowing that I should not go this way. A nice reminder to what I am supposed to be doing instead of what I am currently doing.
It made me question our weekly discussion in the lab and how much we are plagued by confirmation bias. It doesn't help to have a PI that is a wishful thinker who knits stories like a professional. He is very successful though so I guess that is how the game works nowadays?
I've been reading Bad Blood. I think everyone in any sort of science-based profession needs to read it: it's the metastasization of confirmation bias and really nothing else.
There's a girl. She's smart but more important she grew up next to a venture capitalist. So as a freshman at Stanford she says "wouldn't it be cool if there were a patch that could simultaneously diagnose and treat every disease known to man? I'd like a patent for that." And then she charmed her next-door neighbor into giving her millions. And then she charmed the post-doc who ran her Freshman biology lab into jumping ship and starting a company with her. And then she charmed a 40-year-old rich fuck with no people skills into being her boyfriend. And then they charmed a bunch of people into working for them. And never once did the people who knew what was going on tell the people who were working on it and before too long, Safeway was paying $75m to remodel half of its stores to hold Theranos clinics
Here’s my try! It’s a fun exercise. I haven’t done any science in a while but from what I remember from high school is that once you have a hypothesis, you should actively try to disprove it and come up with experiments that way.
77% is a surprisingly large number. I'd be more then willing to bet that this game won't be as hard hitting on Hubski just based off of the general population here, but it definitely seems a good indicator of general population.
Similar to klein, only in 9 additional guesses. I tried various sequences and the only thing that connected 'yes' and 'no' ones was the correct answer. Though, I'm reasonably sure I wouldn't get it if not for the presentation.