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    I am fully aware that this will probably be shot...

    I am fully aware that this will probably be shot down for several reasons, few of which will make any sense whatsoever... whatever the case...

    The next president will likely appoint two Supreme...
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    I used to say that, as a group, the only people...

    I used to say that, as a group, the only people more hypocritical than Republicans are Evangelicals.

    That's what I used to say...
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    Respectfully... This is one of the most ignorant...

    Respectfully...
    This is one of the most ignorant statements I have ever seen.
    Maybe I'm not understanding you though...

    I take a vacation to Jamaica, I am unimpressed, I call the place a...
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    Belief Bias

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    If a conclusion supports your existing beliefs, you'll rationalize anything that supports it.



    It's...
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    Availability Heuristic

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    Your judgments are influenced by what springs most easily to mind.



    How recent,...
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    Bystander Effect

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    You presume someone else is going to do something in an emergency situation.


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    Halo Effect

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    How much you like someone, or how attractive they are, influences your other judgments of them.

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    Placebo Effect

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    If you believe you're taking medicine it can sometimes 'work' even if it's fake.



    The placebo...
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    Fundamental Attribution Error

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    You judge others on their character, but yourself on the situation.



    If you haven’t had a good...
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    It's an interesting topic, with interesting...

    It's an interesting topic, with interesting questions and answers. I will do my best to answer...

    Do I think there is such a thing as objective reality...
    Depends on the situation I guess. I...
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    The "In-Group" bias is definitely a major...

    The "In-Group" bias is definitely a major contributor to nationalism.

    (I loath nationalism...)

    A point that I don't think has been made yet is that many biases run in conjunction with each...
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    In-Group Bias

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    You unfairly favor those who belong to your group.



    We presume that we're fair...
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    Framing Effect

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    The parallel lines in the above image are equal in length.

    You allow yourself to be unduly influenced by...
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    Just sayin'...

    I think that everyone has felt that... that's kind of the point. (I am guessing that you meant that tongue in cheek?)

    On another note, Myers Briggs is complete bunk. (Sorry)

    Another cognitive...
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    Barnum Effect

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    You see personal specifics in vague statements by filling in the gaps.


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    Dunning-Kruger Effect

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    The more you know, the less confident you're likely to be.




    Because experts know just how much they...
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    Sunk Cost Fallacy

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    You irrationally cling to things that have already cost you something.



    When we've...
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    It most certainly is not. It is a sincere...

    It most certainly is not. It is a sincere question.

    Yes, exactly.
    Maybe my wording was problematic, if so I apologize. It would have been better for me to have asked "What good is a hypothesis or...
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    Hmm... this may sound dicky... but I am just...

    Hmm... this may sound dicky... but I am just being sincere...

    What good is a hypothesis or theory if it isn't provable?
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    "Just World" Hypothesis

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    Your preference for a just world makes you presume that it exists.



    A world in which...
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    As phenomenal as Einstein was, his biases have...

    As phenomenal as Einstein was, his biases have been shown to be incredibly egregious. Einstein believed in a static universe. His own theory of relativity implied that this wasn't the case. He...
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    Declinism

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    You remember the past as better than it was, and expect the future to be worse than it will likely...
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    Oh my... so perfect. Well Done. :icon_clap: ...

    Oh my... so perfect. Well Done. :icon_clap:

    That was a lot to say... I can't respond to it all, but would like to hit on your early points and possibly give a different perspective.

    I agree...
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    I enjoy these, and I am interested in how the...

    I enjoy these, and I am interested in how the mind works and I am interested in sharing that information. If you aren't interested you are permitted to not read the thread. Seriously, it's okay.

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    Backfire Effect

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    When your core beliefs are challenged, it can cause you to believe even more strongly.



    We can experience...
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