Book No. 6

“Student: But I have taken personality tests before and found them helpful.

Gibbs: What would you say to a person who claimed to find horoscopes helpful?

Student: I would want to know how horoscopes were helpful.

Gibbs: How was the personality test helpful?

Student: The test told me about myself.

Gibbs: Did you, by any chance, tell the test quite a bit about yourself first?

Student: I suppose so.

Gibbs: So you answered some questions about yourself and then an algorithm said you have quite a lot in common with Stephen Hawking, Winston Churchill, and Rosa Parks?

Student: You make it sound so tawdry, but it made me feel quite special.”

Published by Joshua Gibbs

Sophist. De-activist. Hack. Avid indoorsman.

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