“There are four qualities of the universe that limit our own intelligence and the intelligence of every other person, collective, organism, machine, alien, or imaginable god. All 200ish of our known biases are attempts to work around these conundrums!”
This Buster Benson post is fascinating, but it also might hurt your brain a bit.
Benson has analyzed more than 200 known cognitive biases and categorized them into four conundrums that make thinking hard.
The four include that there’s too much information, not enough meaning, not enough time and resources, and not enough memory.
As he explains, every cognitive bias we employ is an attempt to deal with these conundrums.