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The Thinking Ladder

The Thinking Ladder

By View All Posts Tim Urban

The addition of the Psych Spectrum turns our thinking spectrum into a thinking square—and now our discussion can get interesting. The basic process we’re examining is belief formation, which we can notate like this:In our thinking square, a person’s x-axis position shows us where they landed at Point B—the output of their thinking process. The Thinking Ladder is my favorite lens to use to think about thinking. Rung 1: Thinking Like a ScientistMeet the Scientist:This is who you are in moments when your Higher Mind is in charge of your thinking. It only took you along this path:But the crazy thing about humans is, when you’re thinking like an Attorney, you still believe you’re thinking like a Scientist.