Is Statistical Reasoning Just Too Novel For Contemporary Humans?
Both blacks and whites subtly try to get a white partner when asked to team up to do an intellectually difficult task. … Clearly, we should spend more effort rigging situations to reduce universal, unconscious racism.
It`s possible that Brooks is being satirical here, although there`s no evidence that his commenters notice the absurdity.
In general, I suspect that our moral reasoning methods just haven`t caught up to the vast advances in statistical reasoning over the last couple of centuries.