Saturday, September 7, 2013

Weekend Read: You Are Now Less Dumb



David McRaney, author of the books You Are Not So Smart and You Are Now Less Dumb has a great post about Survivorship Bias. (Here is the Wikipedia page for Survivorship Bias.)

This is a significant problem for advocates concerned with helping the most animals possible. We listen to the loudest (current) vegan, and assume what they say is the way to go. We don't consider that the vegans we know are an obviously self-selected group, and don't consider the full consequences of our actions.

Be sure to read his post -- fascinating stuff.