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You don’t know what you don’t know.

Etymology: The term was coined by cognitive developmental psychologist Andrew Shtulman as the title for his 2017 book Scienceblind: Why Our Intuitive Theories About the World Are So Often Wrong.

Meaning: It’s no easy thing to understand the world around us as it really is. We may think we know what causes rainbows, or the seasons, but when asked to explain, our supposedly scientific knowledge can evaporate. In the heat of the moment, we usually revert to intuitive theories.

  • Words:
    Asher Ross
  • Photograph:
    © Saul Leiter Foundation, courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery

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  • Words:
    Asher Ross
  • Photograph:
    © Saul Leiter Foundation, courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery
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