Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Father Dan's Six Mistakes In Thinking

Via Father Dan comes this list of mistakes in thinking identified by Thomas Kida that can lead to the acceptance of false ideas:

1: We prefer stories to statistics.
2: We seek to confirm, not to question, our ideas.
3: We rarely appreciate the role of chance and coincidence in shaping events.
4: We sometimes misperceive the world around us.
5: We tend to oversimplify our thinking.
6: Our memories are often inaccurate.

Well, that seems to cover just about all "proven" altie therapies.

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