Our country is in trouble because of the “sourcing heuristic” fallacy

Ed Park, MD dr ed park, dystopa 4 Comments

A sourcing heuristic is considering the source of info and choosing to believe it. The problem is that our sources of info, from parents, to schools, to the media, to ourselves, are inveterate liars. I was thinking about the Kentucky Derby after seeing some posts from a friend…and it made me think just how ignorant we collectively are of history …

For MLK day: read my screenplay about a slave who became a master – of thoroughbred racing

Ed Park, MD #MondayMusings, dr ed park, Holidays and Observances, slice of life Leave a Comment

Before The Great Awakening of the early 20th century, when gambling was out of favor and the collective memory of thoroughbred racing’s “blackness” was lost, horse racing was America’s only popular national sport and that the greatest jockeys were all African-American.