Thursday, March 31, 2011

Being Wrong 47-110

Hello All,

For this post, again choose a quote you found intriguing, and then briefly explain why that quote interests you. Be sure to cite the page number, and be sure to give your name!


Anonymous said...

a quote from Kathryn Schulz " If we can't trust our senses, how can we trust our knowledge?"

This quote was very interesting to me because everyone uses their knowledge to trust their senses. knowledge controls the senses.

Pg. 55

-Brian Escalante

Anonymous said...

a quote from Kathryn Schulz's Bieng Wrong, "If our current mistakes are necessarily invisible to us, our past errors have an oddly slippery status as well."

This quote is interesting because it makes you think how we all make mistakes, but try to hide them because the thought of error is shameful to most individuals. Then again when you think on past errors you try to reject them as well .


-Brian D. Martinez

Anonymous said...

A quote from Kathryn Schulz, " As soon as we know that we are wrong, we aren't wrong anymore, since to recognize a belief as false is to stop believing it."

This quote discusses how we can never know what it feels like to be wrong. This is because as soon as we figure out that we were wrong, we are right in figuring out that we were wrong. I find this interesting because it is funny how we try to study the art of being wrong although we can never truly understand because we do not know what it feels like to be wrong.

pg. 18

Trey Lovett

Christina Cecil said...

On page 65 the quote "Dangerous, disruptive, consequential, trivial, plaesureable: as tangential to error as they initially seem, perceptual failures turn out to showcase virtually the entire practical and emotional range of our mistakes." This quote I found intresting because it states that mistakes are a part of our eveyday life.

Anonymous said...

A quote by a philosipher William Hirstein-"The creative ability to construct plausible sounding responses and some ability to varify those responses seem to be seprate in the human brain"
This quote intrested me because I felt that this quote is true because i can relate to this. I know that when I come up with some response I dont really now how I ended up with a certain response.
-Eduardo Torres

Anonymous said...

a quote from Kathryn Schultz "As any food scientist can tell you, this combination of savory and sweet is the most addictive of flavors"

This quote uses a metaphor because it is refering to the pleasure of pointing out another persons fault or error. She is saying that this is a very addicting action for humans, and although we also commit errors, we never admit it , but enjoy pointing the wrongs of those around us.


---Maria Bravo

Anonymous said...

" is unclear how our senses could ever decieve us- which, as we've just seen, they are eminently capable of doing." Kathryn Shulz's quote on page 53 caught my interest, because it establishes the idea that there is often more to something than what our senses can detect. This can lead us to a false accusation, or simply being wrong.


Anonymous said...

Kathryn Schulz states that, "You might be wrong, but you are not alone. None of us capture our memories in perfect, strobe-like detail, but almost all of us believe in them with blinding conviction." (Page 73)

This quote caught my attention because it proved that we are not perfect and it is okay to make a mistake and learn from it.

-Howard Lin

Anonymous said...

"Granted, it is easy, at least comparatively, to find pleasure in error when there's nothing at stake" (pg.66).

This quote made me realize why many humans do not mind giving false information to help others. The reason is that humans do not care since they know they will not be punished for being wong. It seems as if this is an exception for individuals to be wrong.

-Elizabeth Vega

mlzsnied said...

"It is not exactly news that most people are reluctant to admit their ignorance. But the point here is not that we are bad at saying "I don't know." The point is that we are bad at knowing we don't know." (pg. 82)
Schulz's is pointing out how we as human beings are blind to our faults. We are unable or refuse or scared to admit we are not perfect.
-L.S. Niederauer

Jessica said...

A quote that caught my interest by Kathryn Schulz is "...senses are the original source of knowledge"

It caught my attention because it is truth knowledge comes with our own senses we determine whether something is good or bad and sometimes its not accurate for other people but to or own selves it is because each and everyone of us have a different aspect towards things with our senses.

Anonymous said...

A qoute from Kathrn Schulz's "Being Wrong" states, beliefs "are really rules for action." After this qoute is stated, Schulz states that beliefs have consequences. But what the qoute is stating is that even though beliefs have consequences, we choose to believe in something because we already assume what the consequences may be.

-- G. McDaniel

Anonymous said...

----- Page(s) 93 and 94

-- G. McDaniel

Anonymous said...

A qoute from Kathryn Shulz " To be blind without realizing our blindness is, figuratively, the situation of all of us when we are in error."

This quote was very Intriguing because it applies to many people including myself at times. When we committ an error we and are either in denial or just simply blind that we don't notice it unless its pointed out.


- Brian D. Martinez

Anonymous said...

A quote on page 66 i found great interest in, " [We] usually do not are to dwell on our mistakes after they happen." i found interest in it because mainly its true. Once we made a mistake we usually don't care for it once they happen.

Emanuel Garcia

fred said...

"The problem, I suspect, is that we are confused about what ignorance actually feels like." pg 82

This quote interested me because it seems as very true in the fact that most other things that occur have feelings associated with them, though ignorance has no predominate feeling attached with it. There are a variety of feelings that a person can go through when they do not know something.

-Fred Soza

Anonymous said...

"We are bad at recognizing when we don't know something; and we are very, very good at making stuff up." pg. 70

This quote is interesting because it reminded me of when I was little and I would make up parts of a story I did not remember. Sometimes I would even change the story to make it a little more dramatic, and I didn’t even realize I was lying until I already had said the words. Making up lies without realizing it shows that making things up is easier than remembering what actually happened.

-Dominica Martinez

Erika Perez said...

A quote from Kathryn Schulz was on page 56.
"First, how exactly do our senses go about acquiring information about the world? And second, how can we determine when that information is accurate and when it is not?"
Our instincts tell us that certain things will be a right choice. Once we make a certain choice then how do we know that it is right? Sometimes we don't, so even through that path we are still confused.

Anonymous said...

"...we are usually more willing to entertain the possibility that we are wrong about insignificant matters than about weighty one.” (Pg. 13)

I found the quote interesting because it's completely true. Even when we admit to being wrong on "insignificant matters" it's not fully taking credit for error, a person almost whispers their mistake to themselves, trying to accept it for ourselves. And we are willing to cause an argument on the "weighty one" because that fight, apparently, being right is worth it.

-Stephanie Santos

Anonymous said...

"People who possess the truth are perceptive, insightful, observant, illuminated, enlightened, and visionary; by contrast, the ignorant are in the dark" (53).
I found this quote interesting because its show a complete difference in maturity between people who "see" and those who are "blind."

-M. McKenney

Anonymous said...

"People who possess the truth are perceptive, insightful, observant, illuminated, enlightened, and visionary; by contrast, the ignorant are in the dark" (53).
I found this quote interesting because it shows a serious difference between those who "see" and those who are "blind" when it comes to the truth.

-M. Mckenney

John said...

A quote from page 56, "the world is outside us; our senses are within us. How, then, do there two come together so that we can know something?"

This quote especially sparks my interest because this question has an interesting answer. The answer is later explained by Schultz. She explains that first we receive sensation by our nervous system responds to a piece of information from our environment. Then we perceive that sensation. So, what we do, as humans, is interpret a sensation.

Trey Lovett

Anonymous said...


"Of all the things we are wrong about, this idea of error might well top the list. It is our meta-mistake: we are wrong about what it means to be wrong."

This quote really got me thinking. There is so much more to just 'being wrong'. Its meaning has so much depth that a majority of people may never fully understand. Makes me realize how something so simple can be so complex.

--S. Morales

N. Iniguez said...

Kathryn Schulz mentions "This category problem is only one reason why our past mistakes can be so elusive." (pg. 20) This quote is interesting, because most of our mistakes are very hard to express to someone even though we have someone special in our lives we don't tell them every mistake that has been done in our lives.

Anonymous said...

"Illusions teach us how to think about error."
Pg. 65
This quote interests me because if we see something that were being tricked on, then most likely that we would think that trick would be right. Illusions helps us that our eyes sometimes trick us for something that can be true

- C. Buccat

Anonymous said...

A quote from kathryn Schulz "we know, or think we know, innmerable things, and we enjoy the feeling of mastery and confidence our knowledge gives us."pg 70

I found this quote interestion and funny, because i think we all have once in our life thought we knew everthing, to enjoy the feeling of bing right but the truth is we really don't.


Anonymous said...

On page 68, Kathryn Schulz quoted "To be blind without realizing our blindness is, figuratively, the situation of all of us when we are in error.

This quote caught my attention because people never wants to hear the truth when they are wrong.

--Y. Clay

Anonymous said...

"We can't know where our next error lurks or what form it will take, but we can be very sure that it is waiting for us." (66). I like this quote because it is important for us to remember that we are human, and we all make mistakes. We may not know where we will make our next error, but nevertheless, we will make one. And that's okay.

- Brian Garcia

Anonymous said...

a quote from William James, quoted in the book of Kathyrn Schulz, "Of some things we feel that we are certain: we know, and we know that we know. There is something that gives a click inside of us, a bell that strikes twelve, when the hand of our mental clock have swept the dial and meet ove the meridian hour."

This quote caught my eyes because you have to read in between the lines to realize what this quote is trying to say. This quote says to feel that you know something is incredible but it is not the right way to let people know the accuracy of your knowledge.

--Beatriz Dominguez

Anonymous said...

"I can feel it in my bones" (pg70)
This quote is interesting to me because people can feel when something good or bad is going to happend to them.
-U Garcia

Anonymous said...


I forgot to put the page number for my quote.

---Beatriz Dominguez

Anonymous said...

In a perfect world, how would we go about evaluating all this evidence?
For me this is a good quote because of all the evidence given and all it would not be possible in a perfect world because in a perfect world it would not happen becuase no one would be wrong so it is not possible to have wrong evidence in a perfect world.


Anonymous said...

Kathryn Schulz says, "Regardless of whether those beliefs are conscious or unconscious, regardless of whether they are right or wrong, they determine how we feel and how we behave every day of our lives." (pg.95)

The quote points out the truth behind how our minds work. People change for others and expectations. False statements change the way we act and make ourselves self conscious.

--Evan Vizcarra

Anonymous said...

"You might be wrong, but you are not alone." Pg 73

This quote was interesting to me because Kathryn Schulz says that everybody does mistakes and you are not the one.

-E. Figueroa

Anonymous said...

"the world is outside us; our senses our within"
Pg. 56
This quote was intresting to me because it has a deep meaning behind it. To me it means that our way of thinking is within us and we should be influenced by the world.

-Irene Hernandez

Anonymous said...

"Convictions like these organize our idea of who we are, as well as how we relate to our enviorment."(pg95)
This quote stood out for me because, it explains the way that we are reflects the way we act towards the enviorment.