Untitled 1 Have You Fallen Victim to the Guru Effect?

Four years ago a paper by Dan Sperber published in the Review of Philosophy and Psychology coined the term: The Guru Effect – the tendency for people to “judge profound what they have failed to grasp.” The paper examines how self-professed Gurus have a knack for inspiring devotion through speaking…
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Apples vs love hearts cropped Everything is Made of ChemicalsWhat contains more chemicals, apples or love hearts?If, like many people your instinctive response is “love hearts… of course”, you might benefit from a new guide by the group Sense about Science, which debunks common myths about chemicals (you’ll find the correct answer at the end of this blog…
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Cover Natural News: A Truly Deadly Brand of PseudoscienceIf there was an award for the single greatest hub of pseudoscience on the internet, the website Natural News would well and truly take the crown tin foil hat. Expect to find anti-vaccine paranoia which extends not only to your garden variety antivaxxer favorites such as the debunked link to autism…

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Antiobamacare gyno Why the Anti Obamacare Ads Backfired so SpectacularlyLast year America witnessed some of the most cringe inducing political advertising campaigns of all time, in which the Koch Brothers attempted to convince young Americans to boycott Obamacare. The videos showed a doctor turning into a creepy Uncle Sam waving a speculum during a gynaecological exam…

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Wrong way You Have No Idea How Wrong You AreI’ve just discovered what might just be my new favorite lecture on Youtube. Pseudonymous philosopher Sisyphus Redeemed describes a sample of the many ways we have been wrong throughout history and looks at the implications of our capacity to be certain we are right, when in fact we are wrong. In a…
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