Beware The Bias Blind Spot

December 23, 2010 at 3:20 pm (Miscellaneous) (, , , , , )

The term bias blind spot refers to “the cognitive bias of failing to compensate for one’s own cognitive biases”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Let’s Not Kid Ourselves – We Are All Irrational

March 17, 2010 at 6:44 pm (Miscellaneous) (, , , , , )

Are human beings rational? No. In fact, Stuart Sutherland managed to write an entire book on the Irrationality of people. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Trouble With Skeptics

December 19, 2009 at 3:55 pm (Miscellaneous) (, )

Daniel Loxton, the editor of Junior Skeptic magazine (the kids’ science periodical bound inside Skeptic magazine), posted some “skeptic fails” on Twitter back in September. I thought I’d repost them here and add some thoughts of my own. Here goes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sceptics Beware: The Dangers of Debunking Myths

December 11, 2009 at 5:32 pm (Miscellaneous) (, , , , , , , , , )

Here is a PDF (Schwarz et al) that discusses attempts to improve decision-making – and the frequent failures of these attempts.

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