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Wet Streets Cause Rain: Michael Crichton on the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect

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Wet Streets Cause Rain: Michael Crichton on the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect

Have you ever read an article about a topic you know well, and found that the writer got everything wrong? Not just little things, but basic things, like the decade that Kate Bush released her first album, or the sport that Joe Montana played professionally. And did you then turn to another section and read about something you don't know well, such as foreign policy or the economy or domestic politics, and take that story more or less at face value? If you have, then you've experienced the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect. The term was coined by Michael Crighton in hisĀ 2005...

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