Confirmation bias is simple wishful thinking. When people had a particular strongly held belief in their mind before examining some new evidence, the new evidence only serves to confirm their pre-existing belief. This distorts the way that they perceive situations, because they may approach things differently. Once this belief has been instilled, they may also reject or ignore … [Read more...] about What Is Confirmation Bias?
Read Part One here. The following is an excerpt from Why The Law Of Attraction Is Bullshit: And What To Do Instead The Placebo Effect When scientists study the effect of a new pharmaceutical drug, medical treatment or herbal supplement, they use at least two groups during the human testing phase. One group is given the treatment, while the other is given a placebo. The placebo … [Read more...] about The Real Science Behind Self-Help – Part Two
The maddening world of self-help Have you ever tried self-help, only to find that it did not work? It did not matter how hard you believed or how closely you followed the information in the book, it just did not do what the speaker or book promised that it would do. This is an extract from Why The Law Of Attraction Is Bullshit: And What To Do Instead Whether you are new to … [Read more...] about How To Use The Law Of Attraction
The following is an excerpt from Why The Law Of Attraction Is Bullshit: And What To Do Instead “Ask the Universe and you will receive.” That is the message that has been sent by many self-help writers, particularly those preaching about ideas like the law of attraction and positive thinking. The Secret comes to mind. Sure, there is a little science that supports bits and … [Read more...] about Why Law Of Attraction Is Bullshit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r-e2NDSTuE George Carlin was a man well-known for his comedic acts, which were considered ‘inappropriate’ or ‘distasteful’ for his time. He is known as a trend-setter, a comedian that broke the ice with his language and topics to allow a whole slew of ‘offensive’ comedians to take the stage. He is also well-known for his views of atheism and … [Read more...] about George Carlin and Prayer