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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

10 Mar 22, 2015
Reply by Grinning Cat

Hunger influences decisions

In control of your mind? Not so much when you're hungry. Hunger controls the reins of choice. An empty stomach can lead to an empty wallet…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Feb 19, 2015
Reply by Joseph P

Why Name Calling

Here's the Reason Climate Deniers Use Abusive Name Calling as a Tactic We're so used to right wing name calling, it's easy to forget that i…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Oct 30, 2014

Psychic Power-NOT

Believing the Impossible: No Evidence for Existence of Psychic Ability Found A new study fails to find evidence for the existence of psychi…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

7 Oct 14, 2014
Reply by Michael Penn

Fighting Against Abstinence Only Education.

Started by Patricia

7 Aug 6, 2014
Reply by Joseph P

What counts as proof for existential threats

How sure do we need to be that we won't be exterminated by random chance rather than an action, before we stop doing that action? “It’s abs…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jun 14, 2014
Reply by tom sarbeck

Cheating with Science

6 Ways Scientific Studies Can Trick You As it turns out, scientific studies with phony findings are not as uncommon as they should be. And…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

6 May 22, 2014
Reply by Michael Penn

Apocalypse anxiety

Graham Land makes a good point that many people worry about the alleged Dec 2012 Mayan prediction, while ignoring science-based projections…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

7 May 9, 2014
Reply by Luara

Young adults belief in demon posession

Almost Two-Thirds of 18-29 Year Olds Believe in "Demon Possession" What Is Happening to America? Bruce Wilson makes a case that almost 2/3r…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

12 May 8, 2014
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Challenging lies doesn't work

False Beliefs Persist, Even After Instant Online Corrections It seems like a great idea: Provide instant corrections to web-surfers when th…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 May 7, 2014
Reply by Michael Penn



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