• When we are in the grasp of illusion - or, for that matter, whenever we have a new idea - instead of searching for ways to prove our ideas wrong, we usually attempt to prove them correct. Psychologists call this the confirmation bias, and it presents a major impediment of our ability to break free from the misinterpretation of randomness.

    Leonard Mlodinow (2009). “The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives”, p.164, Penguin UK