Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one’s preexisting beliefs or hypotheses. It is a type of cognitive bias and a systematic error of [ Read More … ]
This is blog post from Greg Koukl. He is a blogger for ‘Stand to Reason’. A Christian blog written to better equip Christians for apologetics.
Human beings are remarkably prone to ‘see’ things that are not, in truth, there.
The following script is from the movie Hunt for the Red October (Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin). The Americans are trying to track down a new Russian sub that can move undetected and could possibly be [ Read More … ]
The famous Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons 1999 experiment. In his study, the subjects watched a video of a group passing a basketball around. Half the group wore white shirts. The other half wore black. [ Read More … ]
The following illustration highlights the difference between unlikely theories which are manipulated to fit the evidence at great lengths with theories which are strongly confirmed by the evidence.
“Chinese whispers (or telephone in the United States) is a game played around the world, in which one person whispers a message to another, which is passed through a line of people until the last [ Read More … ]