Category Archives: Critical Thinking

Some of the posts are examples of critical thinking, rather than being about critical thinking

Book Review of Grain Brain: Extraordinary claim not backed up by evidence

[ This is my book review of David Perlmutter’s (2013) Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers. And hey, if you want to believe in silly dietary notions despite all the peer-reviewed evidence, I … Continue reading

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Over 250 Cognitive biases, fallacies, errors, and more

What makes us susceptible to nonsense? A scientific paper on Bullsh*t was recently published: “On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit”, which attempts to identify what makes people susceptible to nonsense. The authors defined BS as a statement that … Continue reading

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What percent of Americans are rational?

Preface. Why does rationality matter — what’s the harm in believing there’s a fat old “Santa Claus” God in the sky noting down every time you’re naughty or nice on trillions of inhabited planets in the universe for every second … Continue reading

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