I have read this idea today in a book called: Thinking fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman.
Here is a simple puzzle. Do you think the following argument is correct or not correct?
All roses are flowers.
Some flowers fade quickly.
Therefore some roses fade quickly.
The author says that the majority of college students endorse the above statements as valid. In fact the argument is flawed!
This experiment has discouraging implications for reasoning in everyday life. We seems to give a lot of intuitive/fast answers that is not correct!
One of the tools that can help us give more accurate answers and judgements is the problem/data visualization.
Let’s try to visualize this problem/statements. The following chart is just an example of how we can visualize it.
Once you visualize the problem, it becomes so clear that the argument was wrong! There is a probability that roses don’t fade quickly at all!
Its a good example, how visualization data can help us make better decisions.