When Is It Right To Be Wrong?

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Kathryn Schulz is a journalist, author, and public speaker with a credible (if not necessarily enviable) claim to being the world’s leading “wrongologist.”  She is the author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, and writes “The Wrong Stuff,” a Slate series featuring interviews with high-profile people about how they think and feel about being wrong. She was a 2004 recipient of the Pew Fellowship in International Journalism (now the International Reporting Project), and has reported from throughout Central and South America, Japan, and, most recently, the Middle East.

Ms. Schulz’s book is a funny and philosophical meditation on why error is mostly a humane, courageous and extremely desirable human trait. She flies high in the intellectual skies, leaving beautiful sunlit contrails. She argues in “Being Wrong” that, of all the things we’re wrong about, our ideas about error are probably our “meta-mistake: we are wrong about what it means to be wrong.” She continues, “Far from being a sign of intellectual inferiority, the capacity to err is crucial to human cognition.”

In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are excited to count down 18 great ideas of 2011, featuring the full TEDTalk with original blog posts that we think will shape 2012.  Watch international journalist Kathryn Schulz’s TEDTalk and then explore her thoughts in this companion essay.

Ms. Schulz’s Being Wrong is news you may think you can’t use, but maybe there’s a lot that’s right about being wrong.

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