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I. INTRODUCTION a. Brief overview of the first four chapters i. Uncertainty - there is many useful technologies in our modern world, but very few of them are failsafe. In order to use them to our best advantage we have to understand the probabilities of their outcomes ii. The illusion of certainty - in this day and age people tend to question widely held certainties more than ever before in history. In his essay “What is Enlightenment?” the philosopher Immanuel Kant begin thus: Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed nonage. Nonage is the ability to use ones own understanding without another’s guidance. This nonage is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of courage to use one’s own mind without another’s guidance. Dare to know ! iii. Innumeracy - the inability to reason appropriately about uncertainties. 1. Ignorance of risk- a person does not know, not even roughly, how large a personally or professionally relevant risk is.
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