Cognitive Bias

Fantastic article in Nature on how cognitive bias damages the work of scientists, and how scientists are trying to fight back against it.

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The funny thing I noticed about these is how religious apologists work the exact opposite way.  They celebrate these faults in thinking, among others, and defend them ferociously, never attack them.

Cognitive Bias: a bug in science, a feature in religion.

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  1. Jacques

    Now if I had only followed that link in the beginning of your post…… what an idiot…. as soon as I saw your graphic I *knew* I had heard something about that lately.

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