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Rick Tatnall of The Pocahontas Project is offering an online course ($40) on Pocahontas called Pocahontas and the Virginia Indians (June 15 – August 23, 2020). Check out his page at Replenish Richmond. For course details, contact Rick at the email address at right. (I will be enrolled in this course!)
The 10 classes will be rolled out weekly starting on June 15th and all content will be available until November 8, 2020.
All too often, we find ourselves unable to predict what will happen; yet after the fact we explain what did happen with a great deal of confidence. This 'ability' to explain that which we cannot predict, even in the absence of any additional information, represents an important, though subtle, flaw in our reasoning. It leads us to believe that there is a less uncertain world than there actually is, and that we are less bright than we actually might be. For if we can explain tomorrow what we can't predict today, without any added information except the knowledge of the actual outcome, then this outcome must have been determined in advance and we should have been able to predict it. The fact that we couldn't is taken as an indication of our limited intelligence rather than of the uncertainty that is in the world." [from Tversky in Lewis] p. 206, 207