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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

Mere question elicits false memories

When Trick Questions Become False Memories Just asking if someone experienced a fictitious event can create false memory of it. It seems th…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 May 7, 2014
Reply by Michael Penn

F*ck You= Australia's Coal Policy

Hilarious video, not from The Onion, elucidating the "logic" of Australia's coal policy.

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Apr 17, 2014
Reply by Loren Miller

Name truthiness

UC Irvine-led study finds ‘truthiness’ in people’s names Oh limited brains! The same scientists who discovered that photographs lend legiti…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Mar 1, 2014
Reply by Joan Denoo

Frustration at RealClimate

RealClimate is “Climate science from climate scientists”But sometimes it feels as if  Gavin Schmidt, a genuine climate modeller, isn't reas…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Dec 1, 2013
Reply by Grinning Cat

Religion correlates with Climate Denial

As highly religious people in the US become more science literate, they increasingly deny climate change. ...among highly religious individ…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Nov 27, 2013

6 criteria of conspiratorial thinking

In the context of dealing with climate change skeptics, John Cook, Stephan Lewandowsky present a neat summary of conspiratorial ideation.  …

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Mar 24, 2013
Reply by Humble Pie

WHEN IS THE NEXT DOOMSDAY (NOT) GOING TO HAPPEN?

Ray Villard:  "If history is any example, the next cosmic doomsday prediction is always right around the corner. The Mayan blowout was jus…

Started by Idaho Spud

2 Jan 10, 2013
Reply by Idaho Spud

A Visual Study Guide To Cognitive Biases

This illustrated guide explains your mind's decision biases, via Lifehacker.  Evidently there are 42 decision-making biases, 19 social bias…

Started by Little Name Atheist

5 Sep 19, 2012
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Only 1 in 10 Americans is a Global Warming Denier, Report Finds

by Timothy Hurst on May 9, 2012 Turn on the TV news tonight and in the (unlikely) event you see any coverage of global warming  you are li…

Started by Sarah Walton

9 May 15, 2012
Reply by Sarah Walton

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