All Souls Forum

The All Souls Unitarian Universalist Forum, Kansas City’s longest ongoing conversation, has offered a platform for the discussion of significant issues since 1943. Guest speakers typically focus on issues of political, social justice, moral, educational and artistic significance. Each presentation is followed by questions and discussion.



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February 9, 2023 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast

Expertise and national security

Research has documented that expert intuition is acquired by learning from frequent, rapid, high quality feedback. Experts without that learning earn respect from their mastery of a particular body of knowledge. People without expert intuition can easily be beaten by simple rules of thumb developed by intelligent lay people. Military and political leaders have expert intuition but not about how to secure broadly shared peace and prosperity for the long term. In our nuclear age, this complete absence of expert intuition on national security threatens the extinction of civilization.

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