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How to solve ‘range anxiety’

11 May 2024

9:00 AM

11 May 2024

9:00 AM

In ‘The Adventure of Silver Blaze’, Sherlock Holmes mentions ‘the curious incident of the dog in the night-time’. ‘But the dog did nothing in the night-time,’ argues Inspector Gregory. ‘That was the curious incident,’ replies Holmes.

You never hear anyone say: ‘We finally stumbled across a charming little petrol station nestling among the trees’

Along with Donald Rumsfeld’s ‘Unknown unknowns’, this is perhaps the most famous example of what you might call ‘perceptual asymmetry’.

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