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Kahneman himself found that he would commit the same errors over and over again even after conducting studies in which he researched how people commit particular mistakes of logical reasoning.
This short test will help you discover if you’ve fallen victim to some of the most common misconceptions. We’ll present 30 common beliefs, of which half are true and half are false. [QUIZ]
I think these are really good reasons to remind people again to take my course, if exploring these things with an experienced expert interests you. You’ll also need to have or get a copy of Sam Harris’s Free Will. The course officially starts this Saturday.
The right concept can connect a person to a group, project or cause larger than himself — and thereby afford him (or her) a sense of purpose, belonging, and identity.
Public school teachers must make their goal to teach students to know and understand evolutionary theory. If they choose not to believe it, that is their fundamental right.
Joshua 10 has one of the most remarkable miracle stories in the whole of the Old Testament outside the opening chapters of Genesis.
Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name.
“Jesus represents billions of people, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that sign, said Mayor Will Rogers. “I don’t think it goes against our constitution.”
You have all seen examples of the creationist claim that atheism (which to them includes evolution) is a religion. We’ve written about it a few times.
Alex Salinas is 21 years old. He was assigned female at birth, but is now living as his authentic self as a man. He is a “firm believer” and wants to be a godparent at his nephew’s baptism.
When dealing with a Catholic controversy, journalists would write a sentence that went something like this: “A spokesperson for the archbishop said he could not comment at this time.”
John Harvey Kellogg did not like sex. A Seventh-day Adventist since he was twelve years old, his distaste for procreation went far beyond even his religion’s conservative stance.
Archaeological sites along the southern coast are yielding fresh insights into an enduring mystery of human evolution.
“We have drawn Muhammad to defend the principle that one can draw whatever one wants,” said Laurent Sourisseau, in an interview this week with Stern, a German magazine.
Of course, the leader of a 98 percent Muslim country can’t be expected to understand Islam nearly as well as the leaders of Britain and Australia.
The government shouldn’t be in the position of promoting religion, even if the phrase is relatively innocuous at this point.
No calls to the police, no warnings to parents. Nothing to protect more children from being raped and abused. Nothing.
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