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plausible
used in Blink

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Definition
apparently reasonable, but unproven
  • The lack of women or minorities among the top executive ranks at least has a plausible explanation.
    Three — The Warren Harding Error (50% in)
  • It was processed behind the locked door, so, when pressed for an explanation, all Maier's subjects could do was make up what seemed to them the most plausible one.
    Two — The Locked Door (95% in)
  • So, today, when boards of directors look for people with the necessary experience to be candidates for top positions, they can argue somewhat plausibly that there aren't a lot of women and minorities in the executive pipeline.
    Three — The Warren Harding Error (51% in)
  • As Wilson puts it, what happens is that we come up with a plausible-sounding reason for why we might like or dislike something, and then we adjust our true preference to be in line with that plausible-sounding reason.
    Five — Kenna's Dilemma (84% in)
  • As Wilson puts it, what happens is that we come up with a plausible-sounding reason for why we might like or dislike something, and then we adjust our true preference to be in line with that plausible-sounding reason.
    Five — Kenna's Dilemma (84% in)

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