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Gardner Campbell did a great ted talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27cLTJ-fPCI about wisdom as a learning outcome. In the first third somewhere, he describes different types of thinking (sorry, it’s been a while since I watched it). When confronted with difficult questions, people tend to change the question to something answerable, rather than to struggle with what appears to be unanswerable. Working in basic quantitative research designs (and notice my emphasis on basic – any statistician worth their salt is going to make the same argument that Chris did above..I’d like to disclaim at this point that I’m no statistician, but I’ve learned from some really good ones) allows people to jump to easily framed questions.