Top 10 Logical Fallacies Used By Religion
Reply #151 - September 01, 2014, 01:32 PM
I think behavioural psychology is the key to your question. Humans are pattern seeking agents so patternicity does appeal to us. This opens the door for cognitive biases to influence our reasoning, most notably- the confirmation bias. Therefore, I think that your question should be framed as: "how can we avoid the confirmation bias?". One solution could be to teach critical thinking from an early age. I believe that the decision sciences are the most important fields when considering these issues. Using a tablet to type is annoying :\
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