All Videos Tagged Liar (Atheist Nexus) - Atheist Nexus 2014-10-22T02:11:34Z http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/video/listTagged?tag=Liar&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Carol Tavris - Mistakes Were Made | For Good Reason tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2012-01-01:2182797:Video:1805276 2012-01-01T01:06:58.236Z Donegal http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Donegal <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/carol-tavris-mistakes-were-made-for-good-reason"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/iXnDk1sYgng-uNR72w9RgnO3Totx9JEKmqBc7vNOGSjJlmyFTMYKkOLKych9KiySJ1oid2w3IJEekYQ2dWtS6URe1iCvQmp4/593699321.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Carol Tavris describes dissonance theory and how self-justification and self-deception often keep people from changing their minds even in the light of compelling contrary evidence, because the evidence is often dissonant with one's self-image. She details the implications of dissonance theory for the persistence of psychic charlatans and other peddlers of the… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/carol-tavris-mistakes-were-made-for-good-reason"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/iXnDk1sYgng-uNR72w9RgnO3Totx9JEKmqBc7vNOGSjJlmyFTMYKkOLKych9KiySJ1oid2w3IJEekYQ2dWtS6URe1iCvQmp4/593699321.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Carol Tavris describes dissonance theory and how self-justification and self-deception often keep people from changing their minds even in the light of compelling contrary evidence, because the evidence is often dissonant with one's self-image. She details the implications of dissonance theory for the persistence of psychic charlatans and other peddlers of the paranormal, and how it may explain how someone like Sylvia Brown can live with herself, and also how it may explain how believers remain so gullible about such unsupportable claims. She describes confirmation bias as a component of dissonance theory. She talks about how dissonance theory applies to the skeptic movement, both in terms of suggesting the best strategies for engaging the credulous, and in terms of fostering skepticism about one's own skeptical views. And she argues that skepticism should be affirmative rather than destructive in its approach, and focused on both critical thinking and creative thinking alike.<br /> <br /> Also in this episode, The Honest Liar, Jamy Ian Swiss, talks about who psychics really see when they look in the mirror. Harriet Hall - Science-Based Medicine | For Good Reason tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2012-01-01:2182797:Video:1805439 2012-01-01T01:03:57.003Z Donegal http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Donegal <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/harriet-hall-science-based-medicine-for-good-reason"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/OoKqJ2c*St6004sg1*GYKxWyuZuLRjXU7rBNRGsjKEcAf0-O9OzbJDGLquZBj7vyj0ooyyHTF-NzSPAr-zrPlkn*EN3A7FFc/542593618.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Harriet Hall, MD, The SkepDoc, discusses her column in O, The Oprah Magazine that focuses on debunking medical myths. She contrasts science-based medicine and "complementary and alternative medicine," and tells why she objects to the latter term. She details why homeopathy elicits more moral outrage from her than other kinds of CAM remedies. Other topics she… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/harriet-hall-science-based-medicine-for-good-reason"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/OoKqJ2c*St6004sg1*GYKxWyuZuLRjXU7rBNRGsjKEcAf0-O9OzbJDGLquZBj7vyj0ooyyHTF-NzSPAr-zrPlkn*EN3A7FFc/542593618.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Harriet Hall, MD, The SkepDoc, discusses her column in O, The Oprah Magazine that focuses on debunking medical myths. She contrasts science-based medicine and "complementary and alternative medicine," and tells why she objects to the latter term. She details why homeopathy elicits more moral outrage from her than other kinds of CAM remedies. Other topics she addresses include acupuncture, chiropractic, radical life extension, pharmaceutical cognitive enhancers, the difference between fringe-science and pseudoscience, and also the risks of science-based medicine.<br /> <br /> Also in this episode, The Honest Liar, Jamy Ian Swiss, talks about his hobby: collecting pseudosciences.