Critical Thinking


I was writing yesterday about Buster’s Cheat sheet of Cognitive Biases that he composed from the list found on the Wikipedia page entitled “List of cognitive biases“. Browse that list and you will find some familiar friends such as “Confirmation Bias” or “Backfire effect“. However, you will also find some truly […]

Top 5 Weirdest Cognitive Biases



You might think that perhaps a religious decree from the religious top would do the trick and would be an effective means for the reality-distortion barrier that prevails to be effectively breached. Apparently not, and we have a real example of that. In 2015 Pope Francis issued a 184 page […]

How can we effectively reach out to Trump Supporters?





10:00 – 10:10 Welcome Back Replay of the QED Intro clip then Matt Parker does his bit. 10:10 Cara Santa Maria – Science, Skepticism, and Atheism (Oh My!): My Modest Attempt to Improve the American Media Landscape Cara introduces us to what she does as a science communicator and then lays out […]

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