Still another metacognition question 
Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 4:28AM
Dan Kahan

How about this one, which is a classic in study of critical reasoning? What's answer & more importantly what percent of general public get it right? Why don't 100% get the correct answer? How do self-described "tea party" membes do (whatever happened to those guys?) Answers anon . . . . 

Update on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 5:46PM by Registered CommenterDan Kahan

Answer: 1 & 2--those being the two cards that could contain information falsifying the proposition.

15%--the fraction of the general popultion that can answer this problem correctly

This problem, the Wason Selection Task, is a classic in cognitive science

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