Trust is a feeling:
Trust is the ‘faith or conviction in the loyalty, strength, veracity, etc., of a person or thing; reliance on the truth of a statement etc., without examination’ … and faith is ‘belief, especially without evidence or proof’ —On Faith and Trust
How does this feeling morph itself into existance? How can we intelligently deal with it?
A couple of useful heuristics in regards to the feeling of “trust”:
First, from Scott Adam’s Loserthink 1
it is a bad idea to trust the majority of experts in any domain in which both complexity and large amounts of money are involved.
Second, my own (example),