Wrong, Wrong, Wrong, Wrong


Everyone is wrong at times, even people who are paid lots of money to be right. The 1984 book The Experts Speak collected thousands of wrong statements and predictions, and reading it can ease one’s anxieties about being incorrect:

The Experts Speak, by bludgeoning us with wrongness…can act as the reminder of fallibility that our minds so often can’t. And the wrongness train, once boarded, need not stop at global affairs; it can penetrate to the most intimate cores of our lives, those areas about which our minds claim to speak most authoritatively.

Adam Keller is a Wesleyan graduate currently based in Oakland, California. He's a founding editor of REELYDOPE and used to write for The Argus. More from this author →