In 2011, researchers at Ben Gurion University in Israel and Columbia University found Judges’ rulings are affected by lunch breaks. The judges granted 65% of parole requests at the beginning of the day. The rate declined steadily until a lunch break, after which the rate jumped back to 65%. They granted almost no requests at the end of the day.
While I’m riffing off of Dan Luu’s post about not being afraid to look stupid, I want to think about asking Stupid Questions. In this post I want to explore: What is a stupid question? What are some examples? Why would I want to ask them? Why don’t I ask them? What is a stupid question? I’m thinking of a specific type of Stupid Question.