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"being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason" -John Keats

Negative capability is the ability to hold off on proposing solutions until the space of possible solutions has been at least partially mapped. This ability counteracts the anchoring effect whereby the first solution found is over weighted in our evaluation, group polarization whereby groups form factions for and against certain positions instead of collaborative truth seeking, and also leads to much better outcomes as the first solution proposed is rarely the best one.