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Conflict Theory vs Mistake Theory
I'm Mistake Theory by nature - with a few bits of learned Conflict.
politics  philosophy  argument  belief  society 
january 2018 by andrewducker
Reliance on 'gut feelings' linked to belief in fake news
Doesn't surprise me. Either you put your thoughts first when it comes to working out what to believe or you'll end up being taken in by stories because they feel right to you.
belief 
september 2017 by andrewducker
Only 10% of Brits believe in psychics
I'd have assumed at least double that, so I'm pretty happy
fraud  death  GoodNews  belief 
september 2017 by andrewducker
Religious people believe because emotional resonance overrides logic
Which doesn't surprise me. Most people at least start off believing things because they lead to a conclusion that they like. Starting at axioms and working your way forward to whatever they lead to is distinctly uncomfortable at times
belief  logic  religion  psychology 
july 2017 by andrewducker
"Gef! The Strange Tale of an Extra Special Talking Mongoose"
I can only conclude that many people are _so_ desperate to believe things that they will do so no matter what.

This is not, of course, a new observation.
magic  belief  history  weird 
july 2017 by andrewducker
Everything Doesn't Happen For A Reason
Seriously, if anyone had told me that Julie's cancer "Happened for a reason" I would have been at least this angry with them.
belief  pain  support 
october 2015 by andrewducker
The tragedy of being Pat Robertson
It's worth getting inside someone else's head every once in a while
religion  psychology  christianity  belief 
january 2010 by andrewducker
What GW Bush actually said about non-believers
It's nice to have one's beliefs shaken up occasionally - I was completely wrong on this one.
usa  belief  GeorgeWBush 
january 2009 by andrewducker

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