Monday, July 29, 2019

Post 1: Ways of Thinking

Some pseudo science and types of fast thinking seems to me like a sort of coping mechanism. As humans, we seek answers to the many “whys” we come across. Karma is a good example of such a pseudo science. It is easy to get on board with the rhetoric of “what goes around comes around” because we like that explanation and it appeals to our emotions without being backed by any real science. Humans also like being right, which is why confirmation bias appeals to us so much. Finding that a role model or public figure shares the same beliefs as you makes it easier to adopt those beliefs as truth, whereas independent and critical thinking may lead you to question them. Training oneself to be wary of pseudo science and the faults of fast thinking will help facilitate a higher level of thinking.

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