Uncertainty usually refers to a lack of or limited knowledge/information.
- See: Information Science, Uncertainty (Film), Epistemic, Information, Partially Observable, Stochastic, Ignorance, Laziness, Peter Norvig, Sebastian Thrun, Udacity, Insurance.
- (Wikipedia, 2019) ⇒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/uncertainty Retrieved:2019-11-7.
- Uncertainty refers to epistemic situations involving imperfect or unknown information. It applies to predictions of future events, to physical measurements that are already made, or to the unknown. Uncertainty arises in partially observable and/or stochastic environments, as well as due to ignorance, indolence, or both. It arises in any number of fields, including insurance, philosophy, physics, statistics, economics, finance, psychology, sociology, engineering, metrology, meteorology, ecology and information science.
I also learned that intelligence and education do not protect against superstition. Many customers were stockbrokers, advertising executives or politicians, dealing with issues whose outcomes couldn’t be controlled. It’s uncertainty that drives people into woo, not stupidity