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The 10 mistakes we all make when interpreting research

The 10 mistakes we all make when interpreting research

Relatively Interesting January 17, 2017 0

What do we actually mean by research and how does it help inform our understanding of things? Understanding what’s being said in any new research can be challenging and there are some common mistakes

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Discover The Great Courses

Discover The Great Courses

Relatively Interesting December 2, 2016 0

Never in the history of the world has so much knowledge been accessible by so many people.  Recognized as a worldwide leader in lifelong learning, The Great Courses represents an incredible and rapidly growing

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Is Religion Fast Becoming Obsolete In Today’s Modern Society?

Is Religion Fast Becoming Obsolete In Today’s Modern Society?

Relatively Interesting November 24, 2016 3

In today’s relentlessly progressing society, there lies a general consensus that science is slowly but enviably stripping away the functions of religion one by one. Previously unexplainable phenomena thought to be the work of

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What myth are you tired of hearing?

What myth are you tired of hearing?

Relatively Interesting October 27, 2016 0

What is a myth that you’re tired of hearing?  Redditors were recently asked that question and came up with some very interesting responses.  Here they are, in order of their popularity.  Note that images

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How the £45m Nigerian email scammer was caught

How the £45m Nigerian email scammer was caught

Relatively Interesting October 24, 2016 0

It’s one of the most commonly mocked scams that you’ll find in your emails. It goes something like this: a victim will receive an email from a Nigerian prince or a bank official or

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The Taxonomy of Logical Fallacies:  A Venn Diagram

The Taxonomy of Logical Fallacies: A Venn Diagram

Relatively Interesting October 19, 2016 0

The Taxonomy of Logical Fallacies was created in 2012 by Franklin Veaux.  In it, Veaux uses a Venn diagram to demonstrate roughly 40 overlapping logical fallacies, argumentative errors, and cognitive biases. Where might such

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Just the Facts:  Radiation, Cell Phones, Wi-Fi, and Cancer.

Just the Facts: Radiation, Cell Phones, Wi-Fi, and Cancer.

Relatively Interesting October 11, 2016 0

Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are just about everywhere as our society becomes more and more technological.  Sources of EMF include WiFi, lighting, microwaves, radio, television, cell phones, among many.  Increasingly, there are a number of

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The Cognitive Bias Codex:  A cheat sheet for rational decision making

The Cognitive Bias Codex: A cheat sheet for rational decision making

Relatively Interesting September 26, 2016 1

Cognitive biases describe the built-in thinking errors that humans make when processing information.  There are 175 listed on the “List of Cognitive Biases” page in Wikipedia.  These range from the popular Confirmation Bias to the Forer Effect

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The Logical Fallacies Collection:  Or 30 ways to lose an argument

The Logical Fallacies Collection: Or 30 ways to lose an argument

Relatively Interesting September 23, 2016 1

Looking for a way to lose your next argument?  Use one of the logical fallacies listed below.  From Ad Hominems and Anecdotes to the Straw Man and Tu Quoque, you’ll find a description and example

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A timeline of the Earth’s Temperature

A timeline of the Earth’s Temperature

Relatively Interesting September 13, 2016 0

Leave it to the folks over at XKCD to produce a clever timeline demonstrating the Earth’s average global temperatures since the last glaciation event.  When people say, “the climate has changed before“, these are

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