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A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem-Solving

From NYT, a deceptively simple game, with implications for government and corporate decision making: We’ve chosen a rule that some sequence…

Started by Grinning Cat

6 Jul 4, 2015
Reply by tom sarbeck

Spot Graphics that Lie

A Quick Guide to Spotting Graphics That Lie Chiqui Esteban gives us five quick tips to spot lying graphics. Numbers themselves don’t lie, b…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

49 Jun 25, 2015
Reply by Joseph P

Susceptibility to Bias

Bad news for our ability to overcome order or framing bias. Expert philosophers are just as irrational as the rest of us Eric Schwitzgebel…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jun 23, 2015
Reply by Joan Denoo

Gish Gallop

5 Things Conservatives Lie Shamelessly About Tell so many lies, so fast, your opponent hasn't the time or attention to address them, much l…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

7 Jun 21, 2015
Reply by Loren Miller

Political discourse in US - fundamentally fallacious

Does Irrationality Doom America? Paul Rosenberg explains pervasive illogic in US pundit conversation. Since Gingrich we've substituted cogn…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

14 May 29, 2015
Reply by tom sarbeck

Liberal Washing

The biggest mind-fuck in the US, by my view, is the way corporate wealth tricks citizens to to give the most powerful and wealthy even more…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 May 19, 2015
Reply by Gerald Payne

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



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