We have very strong intuitions about all kinds of things — our own ability, how the economy works, how we should pay school teachers. But unless we start testing those intuitions, we’re not going to do better.

Dan Ariely

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“Our Buggy Moral Code.” TED2009. Feb. 2009. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Our Buggy Moral Code." TED2009. Feb. 2009. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: According to this quote by behavioral economist Dan Ariely, people often have hunches/instincts about things -- such as the strength of our own talents and how complex systems like the economy function -- but we do not apply the scientific method to determine if our theories are correct. The quote is from Ariely's 2009 TED Talk about how people are irrational when it comes to making moral decisions. Watch the full TED Talk here: Dan Ariely - Our Buggy Moral Code