*Foreword: This blog post is not like my other ones. We were given specific way to write this post at our last FSL session. Let me explain. The 1st years do something called a Finkbeiner post. They have to write a blog post about a female scientist while following certain criteria. Pretty much they shouldn’t treat her as female. (The specifics are detailed in Catherine’s post). However, for the 2nd years, we have to do a REVERSE-Finkbeiner post. What is this? Well we have to write a post about a male scientist that goes against the criteria. (You’ll see what I mean soon). This is to show that articles about female scientists overemphasize the fact that she’s a woman, and focus on “female” things. We don’t find this extremely strange. But when it’s about a man, it feels very odd. It helps open our eyes to see what stereotypes are emphasized. Now because of this, this post will seem parodical and outlandish. That’s kind of the point. So keep in mind that this isn’t how I actually write, and that I know this is not how an article should be written. With that out of the way, I hope you enjoy!
Daniel Kahneman is a tough guy. He spent his childhood in Paris, France when it was occupied by Nazi Germany. He was on the run with his family throughout the Second World War. He also served in the Israeli Defense Forces as an adult. Daniel Kahneman is really courageous.