And you think you were “open minded”?
Chances are, you’re not as open-minded as you think according to David Epstein who is the author of “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World,”. (By the way, a great book to read, not that I am an open minded adaptive generalist.)
From his article: “Science curiosity” is different from “science knowledge”. (How true!)
Science-curious people always chose to look at new evidence, whether it aligned with their beliefs or not.
Less science-curious adults became more resistant to contrary evidence and more politically polarized as they gained subject matter knowledge. (That rings a bell today more than ever…)
Let’s try to be more actively open minded people and let’s try to create more generalists, they have a better handling of the judgement and decision making process skills since they are not stuck within one narrow competency realm.