Malcolm Gladwell, Eclectic Detective


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Steven Pinker's review of Gladwell's book, where he introduces the Igon Value problem. The problem states: “When a writer’s education on a topic consists in interviewing an expert, he is apt to offer generalizations that are banal, obtuse or flat wrong."

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Interesting thoughts
Interesting thoughts on how scientific writers present topics that their often learn about only through the eyes of experts and have themselves limited background in. This creates several problems and this piece is a good generator of thoughts on that matter.