Why You Can’t Always Trust the Wisdom of the Crowd — TIME

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In 1906, Sir Francis Galton discovered something remarkable. When he looked at 800 people’s guesses of an ox’s weight, the individual numbers were all over the place, yet the average managed to be off by less than one-tenth of a percent. This wasn’t a fluke. It’s an example of the “wisdom of crowds,” a phenomenon…

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