Counter-Intuitive Knowledge is Fun

October 2, 2007

The idea of quantitative self-reflection – knowing yourself better through numbers – is only interesting if the knowledge you get is not more easily available elsewhere. It’s the counter-intuitive knowledge, the “surprise” knowledge, that is the most fun, the most interesting, and perhaps even the most valuable. So, in the spirit of foiling intuitions, here’s a fun simulator of some common (and one uncommon) logical puzzles, which, unless you are already a fan of this sort of thing, will tempt you to make intuitive (wrong) guesses about probabilities.
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