Cherry picking has its uses

July 13, 2011

“Ya know, perhaps it would be worthwhile taking a look at the presentations made to get funding for or sell stock in actual mining operations.

Do you suppose they would reveal similar misstatements, equally invisible to the mining industry people?”

http://tamino.wordpress.com/2011/07/13/bob-carter-does-his-business/


Fading from view

May 30, 2011

“If you stare long and hard enough at a tiny piece of the puzzle that gives you the answer you want, you find the rest of the picture conveniently fades from view.”

Are you a genuine skeptic or a climate denier?


How facts backfire

July 14, 2010

More on confirmation bias.  The more we know about it, it seems, the worse it gets.

How facts backfire

Researchers discover a surprising threat to democracy: our brains

By Joe Keohane

July 11, 2010


More on confirmation bias

July 4, 2010

‘When presented with unwelcome scientific evidence, it seems, in a desperate attempt to retain some consistency in their world view, people would rather conclude that science in general is broken.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jul/03/confirmation-bias-scientific-evidence


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