50 Common Cognitive Distortions 3. Negative predictions. Overestimating the likelihood that an action will have a negative outcome. 4. THÈMES UNIVERSELS This section touches on that portion of the human condition that goes beyond geographic borders: relationships between men, women and children, and their conflicts; the interaction with nature, work, consumer goods and money; questions of gender, feminism and masculinity. Shulamith Firestone obituary US radical women's liberationist whose ideas on gender inequality were ahead of her time Shulamith Firestone co-founded New York Radical Women, the city’s first women’s liberation ... ethecon Awards 2012: Honorary Award for Responsibility to Planet goes to Jean Ziegler The negative award goes to Ivan Glasenberg, Simon Murray and Tony Hayward of the transnational commodities corporation GLENCORE On International Peace Day 2012 (observed in Germany on 1st of September), ethecon - Ethics & Economics Foundation ...
MK Ultra: CIA Admits Behavioral Engineering On Humans BY Arjun This may be old information, but many people have yet to hear about project MK Ultra. It was the name for a previously classified research program through the CIA’s scientific intelligence division. It was the CIA’s program of research in behavioral modification on human beings that’s now declassified. The United States government even issued a national apology for the program while Bill Clinton was in office.
Internet Archive Search: rhétorique 31 Topics: French language, Oratory by Aristote; Barthélemy Saint-Hilaire, Jules, 1805-1895 texts eye favorite 1 comment 0 Top 10 Common Faults In Human Thought Humans The human mind is a wonderful thing. Cognition, the act or process of thinking, enables us to process vast amounts of information quickly. Noam Chomsky: The Real Reasons the U.S. Enables Israeli Crimes and Atrocities August 16, 2010 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Noam Chomsky is internationally recognized as one of America’s most critically engaged public intellectuals today. How They Rebuilt Stonehenge Monday, 1 July 2013 UFO Aliens UK "For decades the official Stonehenge guidebooks have been full of fascinating facts and figures and theories surrounding the world's greatest prehistoric monument. What the glossy brochures do not mention, however, is the systematic rebuilding of the 4,000 year old stone circle throughout the 20th Century. The restoration has been kept elusive and a large percentage of those planning a trip to the monument have no idea that they aren't getting the full story."
Why You Can’t Trust Yourself - Mark Manson - Pocket Bertrand Russell famously said, “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are so certain of themselves and wiser people so full of doubts.” Over the years, I’ve hammered on the importance of becoming comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity, in questioning all of your most cherished beliefs and dreams, on practicing skepticism, and doubting everything, most importantly yourself. Throughout these posts, I’ve hinted at the fact that our brains are fundamentally unreliable, that we really have no clue what we’re talking about, even when we think we do, and so on. But I’ve never given concrete examples or explanations. Well, here they are. Eight reasons you can’t trust yourself, as demonstrated by psychology.
Surreal satellite pictures of our planet (22 pictures). Alaska North Slope. Uvs Lake, Mongolia. Uluru, Australia. Sudan. South Island of New Zealand. Sirmilik National Park in Nunavut, Canada. Swans on Tea » The Illusion of Knowledge Over at Backreaction Current illusions such as the idea that if it’s on the internet, and especially if it’s in an oft-visited location, then it must be true (argument from popularity), if it can’t be explained in a short presentation, it must be false (argument from incredulity), if it’s not on the internet then it must be false, newer information is always better, and others. I think some of this is a remnant of the idea that if something appears in print, it must be true — print used to be instant credibility in part because print was relatively expensive. The cost aspect was especially true in the earliest days, and you wouldn’t bother to commit something to writing unless it was very important, but before mass-printing, that was often spiritual truth rather than scientific truth.
Mandela Effect Introduction – Debunking Mandela Effects The Mandela Effect is a term for where a group of people all mis-remember the same detail, event or physicality. It is named after the instance in which a large group of people all shared the same memory that Nelson Mandela died prior to his actual 2013 death, usually some time in the 1980’s. The effect exploded in popularity on the internet when a peculiar example popped up where a majority of people seemed to have recalled the Berenstain Bears books as being spelled as “Berenstein” or some other variation, differing from the actual spelling. The effect is somewhat different from a false memory as it effects large groups of people, seemingly without many connections and without the same emotional factors present. It also seems stronger and harder to escape the feeling that it’s simply a mis-remembering of a detail, which is why people are so adamant with claims of their memories.
Study: Religious fundamentalists and dogmatic individuals are more likely to believe fake news New research provides evidence that delusion-prone individuals, dogmatic individuals, and religious fundamentalists are more likely to believe fake news. The study, which appears in the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, suggests that the inability to detect false information is related to a failure to be actively open-minded. The rise of online social media has led to growing concerns about the spread of unsubstantiated rumors, misleading political propaganda, and blatantly false articles designed to create viral web traffic. Even the U.S. Army has become involved in efforts to understand and combat disinformation in cyberspace. “Our interest in fake news is grounded in a general interest in understanding the common experience of believing things that are not true,” explained study author Michael V.
Top 10 Thinking Traps Exposed Our minds set up many traps for us. Unless we’re aware of them, these traps can seriously hinder our ability to think rationally, leading us to bad reasoning and making stupid decisions. Features of our minds that are meant to help us may, eventually, get us into trouble. Here are the first 5 of the most harmful of these traps and how to avoid each one of them. 1. The Anchoring Trap: Over-Relying on First Thoughts Three Type of Arrogance Explanations > Relationships > Three Type of Arrogance Belief arrogance | Crowing arrogance | Perceived arrogance | So what? Arrogance can be viewed as appearing in three forms: belief, crowing and perceived, each of which is quite different.