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If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Another

If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Another

Human beings seem to like to think in binary. “If not A, then B.” “If it’s not one thing, it’s another.” (A statement that, ironically, has multiple meanings.) “It’s an either/or situation.” We answer “yes/no” questions. We decide if we want this or that. We think in ones and zeroes—literally, if we program computers down to the machine language level. Yet, in the squishy world of reality, binary thinking is one of the most significant obstacles that we place in…

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