Richard Feynman, on Cargo Cult Science:
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.
Maria Konnikova, PhD, author of The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time in an interview:
It’s not that every single person will fall for every single con but that there is a con out there for all of us. There’s a con out there that you will fall for because it will be designed for your particular psyche and the way that you see the world. No matter how observant you are, no matter how skeptical you are, I don’t think there’s a single person out there who is not a potential victim.