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Naive Psychology

Trusting the Horse

You are riding Black Beauty (a well-trained horse) in the dark, and you come to a bridge that he has often crossed before. Black Beauty absolutely refuses to set foot on the bridge. Infer that something may be wrong with the bridge.

Contributed by Ernie Davis (, New York University, U.S.A. (18th September 1997) <

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