I had to wonder. In my previous computer science positions, my coworkers were rarely computer scientist majors. They had a varied background, like chemistry, and I have myself an odd background (majored in signal processing, digital electronics and automation, then music and also a PhD in machine learning in partnership with a neuroscience lab).
In finance, lots of people are finance first and only, and they take everything at face value. Then came Epstein’s book. Could it explain what I was seeing?