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"Mistakes in Thinking: Cognitive Errors, Wishful Thinking and Sacred Truths" by Vexen Crabtree (2008)

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"Cognitive errors are those types of systematic mistakes which our brains make when presenting ideas and correlations to our conscious selves. They result from us applying evolutionarily developed rules of thumb to the complexities of life without taking due heed of the need for critical and cautious evaluation of our own thought processes. Human errors in general thinking can lead individuals, or whole communities, to come to explain types of events and experiences in fantastical ways. Before we can comprehensively guard against such cumulative errors, we need to learn the ways in which our brains can misguide us. They are divided into three areas: the internal errors of thinking, errors with our actual perceptions, and social errors that result from the way we communicate ideas and the effects of traditions and dogmas."

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From: (Anonymous) Date: November 1st, 2008 03:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Mr. paradoxical...

Vexen, vexen, Vexen... you always seem to pride yourself on your logical reasoning in your articles. you even respond to the posts of offended Christians like me with finite antic dotes referring to an infinite being. i have just read that weird article conversation thingy about the figments of your imagination named "god" and "satan". in there you say you are already dead and that God and your life is meaningless too along with other sac-religious bs. if this is so then why disturb the peace of mind of those few who actually have purpose to their lives. if you only have one life, then why do you publicly spend hundreds of hours infront of a computer adorning your website with anti-christian pictures instead of getting a real LIFE? i'm sorry if i seem rude, but you seem to be illogical; not to mention that your a grown man with a diary(chuckle chuckle). how do you rationalize what you do? please tell me. Godspeed
vexen From: vexen Date: November 1st, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Mr. paradoxical...

I do it for the good of mankind.
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 2nd, 2008 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)
wow... i am enlightened already... you would spend your short life to aid the meaningless, hopeless human race in this cold empty universe. you must feel warm and fuzzy inside.
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 2nd, 2008 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)
ps. you should start some kind of cult
vexen From: vexen Date: November 6th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cults where people think for themselves never really get off the ground. They're kind of called "normals" instead of "cults".
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