Photo: limonada via FlickrFirst things first: Don't ask me how I went from being an editor of Grist to an expert in wrongness. It's a long story. Suffice it to say that in 2006, I left Grist (with much regret) in order to write a book about being wrong. (That's the eponymous Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, published earlier this month by Ecco/HarperCollins). At first blush, these two jobs don't seem to have much in common. Lately, though, I've been wondering about the overlap between my identity as an environmentalist and my identity as a wrongologist. Here's …
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Kathryn Schulz is author of the book Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error. Her freelance magazine work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Nation, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere. She was previously an editor at Grist.