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“It is better to know nothing than to keep in mind fixed ideas…”

“based on theories whose confirmation we continually seek.” So said Claude “homeostasis” Bernard, in his “An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine” (1865) Seems about right to me… This from “Treat obesity as physiology, not physics”, an opinion piece … Continue reading

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Confirmation bias – it’s true. D’oh!

Sorry for the obscure and poor pun. It’s just how I roll… Here’s the website…

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Motivated skepticism, or “fear eats the cerebral cortex”

There’s this throwaway line George Orwell has in 1984 that speaks volumes. Winston Smith, who fancies himself as cognitively liberated, has made some comment to Julia about the progress of the war. Julia responds by saying that in her opinion … Continue reading

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