psychology


born religious or not
There has been some previous research that suggested that people who hold strong religious beliefs are more intuitive and less analytical, and when they think more analytically their religious beliefs decrease. This opens up an interesting question – are they born that way, or do they simply inherit this modality? It […]

Are some people born religious?


conspiracy 2
There are moments when many eyes turn and focus on something dramatic. The recent example familiar to most will have been the utterly tragic shooting in Las Vegas that resulted in so much trauma (58 people dead and 546 were injured). Most will correctly attribute this to be the senseless […]

Why do people believe Conspiracy Theories?




persecution
The Psychologist Valerie Tarico wrote an interesting article in RawStory last Sept entitled … Here’s why right-wing Christians think they are America’s most persecuted In there she discusses the truly weird belief that a recent poll found within the right-wing belief community … A recent Pew study found that white American […]

Why are Christians in the US the most persecuted minority?



When something dramatic happens the emergence of wild claims soon follows. Las Vegas has been no exception. If you have a Facebook account then you will have potentially made the observation that almost immediately speculation and even various conspiracy claims started popping up. As an example, once a week on […]

Debunking: Las Vegas Rumours, Hoaxes, and Conspiracy Theories