In “Blink*” Malcolm Gladwell explains the human mind’s remarkable ability to arrive at truth instaneously. The book’s first story involves a Greek statue scientifically proven to be authentic … except that every human expert who sees it instinctively knows something’s wrong. Turns out, of course, that the humans are right and science is wrong. The statue was a fraud.
When I first heard the story of the AF1 fly-over of New York City that created panic on Wall Street, I immediately, instinctively knew that it the publicity photo story was wrong.
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