Why are some inclined to embrace Bullshit as truth?

We live in a world that is awash with rather a lot of pseudoscientific claims that are pure grade one gold plated Bullshit, and so it is worth thinking about why some are very susceptible to such influences and others demonstrate a robust immunity to it all. A fascinating paper that yields some insights has been published within the journal Judgment … Read moreWhy are some inclined to embrace Bullshit as truth?

Magic Sexy words designed to befuddle are red flags that scream out “bullshit”

There is an old story about a candidate up for election to the US senate who would tour the rural areas in the south and deliver a redneck speech in which he would run down his opponent as follows … Are you aware that Claude Pepper is known all over Washington as a shameless extrovert? Not … Read moreMagic Sexy words designed to befuddle are red flags that scream out “bullshit”

The 13th Astrological Sign!!

Apparently the Minnesota Planetarium Society has announced that a thirteenth sign, Ophiuchus, should be added to the zodiac charts. Now, least you wonder, this is not science, instead its a belief which teaches that the relative positions of celestial bodies and related details can provide information about personality, human affairs and other “earthly” matters. You … Read moreThe 13th Astrological Sign!!

Creationist Propaganda – The Utterly Clueless

In the middle of an on-line debate a couple of days ago, I made the factual observation that there were zero scientific papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals that supported intelligent design. As a response by a Creationist, I was sent the following “evidence” that is apparently proof that evolution has now been discredited … The … Read moreCreationist Propaganda – The Utterly Clueless