Sunday, July 16, 2017

Andre Daigle

Course:  Pseudoscience and the Paranormal

Post #1:

I reviewed the slides and all the video clips on the Ways to Thinking – Lecture 1.  Out of all the video clips I enjoyed the pattern behind self-deception by Michael Shermer the most interesting.  I agree we believe too much especially when we address people.  Too many people believe in the best in people.  I was one of those people who always believed in the best of people.  It took a long time to change this thought process.  Now I don’t believe in the best in anyone/anything.  I firmly believe in myself but now allow people to make me believe in them before I no longer doubt them.  I base this on my personal experiences and being let down too many times in my life.

Patternicity errors are very true to me and I believe it ties in with believing.  I think I was a type II error/false negative most of my life.  I believed in the best scenario and outcome always.  Now due to my forty-eight years on this earth I no longer am a type II.  I am definitely a type I.  I always believe/prepare for the worst.  I must say the lip balm test was hilarious at the end of the video.

Regarding the 3 kinds of thinkers I actually consider myself a selfish critical thinker.  It might sound like I think I’m smart but I don’t.  I do think I think a lot but what I know is I don’t care what others think of me anymore.  I feel so much better feeling this way because I don’t go out of my way to make everyone happy.  I focus on me.

P.S. Regarding the Q-Ray video I don’t believe the hype.

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