Potholes in the Road to Critical Thinking: Understanding Your Biases
CEO, Santa Barbara Zoo
Richard Block examines common mistakes made by many people and organizations, including how zoo critics routinely ignore readily accessible information, letting their biases interfere with our ability to think critically when it comes to important issues. Block explores three specific cases that examine how biases shaped the views and behavior of zoo critics. Rather than defending zoos themselves, he looks deeper into how information is used, abused, and ignored in communicating about zoos. Block opens our eyes to the miscommunication and misperceptions in our information-consumed society.
Recorded: September 14, 2018