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Mere question elicits false memories

When Trick Questions Become False Memories Just asking if someone experienced a fictitious event can create false memory of it. It seems th…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 May 7
Reply by Michael Penn

Political discourse in US - fundamentally fallacious

Does Irrationality Doom America? Paul Rosenberg explains pervasive illogic in US pundit conversation. Since Gingrich we've substituted cogn…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

13 May 5
Reply by Tom Sarbeck

F*ck You= Australia's Coal Policy

Hilarious video, not from The Onion, elucidating the "logic" of Australia's coal policy.

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Apr 17
Reply by Loren Miller

Name truthiness

UC Irvine-led study finds ‘truthiness’ in people’s names Oh limited brains! The same scientists who discovered that photographs lend legiti…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Mar 1
Reply by Joan Denoo

Frustration at RealClimate

RealClimate is “Climate science from climate scientists”But sometimes it feels as if  Gavin Schmidt, a genuine climate modeller, isn't reas…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Dec 1, 2013
Reply by Grinning Cat

Religion correlates with Climate Denial

As highly religious people in the US become more science literate, they increasingly deny climate change. ...among highly religious individ…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Nov 27, 2013

Liberal Washing

The biggest mind-fuck in the US, by my view, is the way corporate wealth tricks citizens to to give the most powerful and wealthy even more…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Nov 2, 2013
Reply by Joan Denoo

Information Technology amplifies irrational group behavior

The internet, particularly social media, fertilize group behavior from false beliefs. Informational cascades "in which otherwise rational i…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Apr 13, 2013
Reply by Joan Denoo

6 criteria of conspiratorial thinking

In the context of dealing with climate change skeptics, John Cook, Stephan Lewandowsky present a neat summary of conspiratorial ideation.  …

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Mar 24, 2013
Reply by Humble Pie

WHEN IS THE NEXT DOOMSDAY (NOT) GOING TO HAPPEN?

Ray Villard:  "If history is any example, the next cosmic doomsday prediction is always right around the corner. The Mayan blowout was jus…

Started by Idaho Spud

2 Jan 10, 2013
Reply by Idaho Spud

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