Certainty is the cage that keeps us safe from curiosity. I've been released from the cage. I am the songbird and I am flying for the window. I know it's closed but I plan on breaking through. – Charlie Coté, Jr. (1987-2005)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Confirmation Bias Experiment

You may ask me yes or no questions to come up with the rule on how I generated the following numbers: 2, 4, 6. The correct answer will receive my undying respect. Note: chess grand masters are most likely to figure this out.

This experiment was conceived by psychologist P. C. Wason and I read about it in The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, not to be confused with the movie by the same name.

If you want more of a hint, e-mail me at ccote@rochester.rr.com.

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