THUNK – 39. When is Ignorance Better than Knowledge?

Nerds like me have an itch to learn new things, but can scratching it be harmful? When is it better to not know?

-Links for the Curious-

An interesting Psychology Today editorial on the truth of the phrase “ignorance is bliss” –

A paper documenting deteriorating mental health for patients diagnosed with terminal illness –

A summary of the discoveries of super-virulent H5N1 strains –

A great philosophical inspection of truth & how we can know it –

From Reddit user denijeur, a summary of a published paper in Science about how less information can sometimes result in better decision-making –

And finally, from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, an entry on the Total Perspective Vortex –

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