I’ve been a part of the Ratio and Lloyds Bank Foundation ‘How To Be Wrong’ network on and off for the past two years.
The report How To Be Wrong is released today. It is the product of 50 or so people working in funding organisations, public systems and civil society. We read, met, reflected and wrote down ideas over a two year period. The ideas in the report feel useful to those of us in the network. But the real test is whether anybody outside our group is interested. We want to see if the ideas travel, and develop.
We have gotten race wrong in the UK but a lot of us are still denying that we got it wrong.
Maff, founder of Camerados, talks about dancing the Hokey Cokey, how we put one foot in and then one foot out of loneliness, mental ill-health, and other life afflictions.
Some ideas are heavy, others are feather light.
The question for our network is: what are the implications of these analyses for the way we learn? Two points, both missing from the Berwick reflection, stand out.
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab established in 2003 by Banerjee Duflo and Sendhil Mullainathan has been the catalyst for nearly 1,000 evaluations in 81 countries.
Feynman’s test of an idea was whether he could explain it to a Martian. He approached all explanation in five steps.
In science, sense is never commonly held. Only the consumers of science feel comfortable with common sense.
All swans were white until the discovery of the black swan in Australia.
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