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For decades, we have known of only 14 convex pentagons that can do something called "tiling the plane." Now there is a 15th shape, but mathematicians are still far from knowing exactly how many exist.
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Perplexed -- again! -- by emotions in criminal law: Part 1
So to try to terminate my obsession with the " 'hot hand' fallacy" fallacy , I've have r...
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Does deficit in critical reasoning cause disbelief in evolution?... Not if one takes a critical look at the evidence
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If you were taught the supreme authority of the Bible as God's word from a young age, you may still be able to think critically on most issues. However, belief in the Bible will block out any opposing data.

It's difficult to sample a population where only about 1% of them are scientists, a few percent more are avid science readers, and most of the rest don't understand much science or care about it, regardless of religiousity.
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Figuring you were wrong doesn't mean necessarily that you are smarter now than you used to be, but if you are getting smarter about things that you find challenging, then for sure you should expect to discover that you were wrong about some of things before-- that's okay!  Okay?


http://www.culturalcognition.net/blog/2015/7/20/changing-my-mind-on-emotions-in-criminal-law.html
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"'hot hand fallacy' fallacy" -- w/ interactive excel sheet so you can see what you can't believe: that in observed sequence of coin tosses the probability of heads really does go up after bunch of tails

http://www.culturalcognition.net/blog/2015/7/10/holy-smokes-the-hot-hand-fallacy-fallacy.html
It' super-duper easy to demonstrate that individuals of low to moderate Numeracy -- an informati...
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Three points about 'belief' in evolution
the colored bars are 0.95 CIs!! 0. I was ambushed ! Emlen Metz and Michael Weisber g, my fello...
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Only a few percent of the population understand science in general and even fewer understand those particular branches of science involved in the acceptance of evolution or climate change. So of course when you examine the beliefs of a population, knowledge is only weakly correlated if at all.

Certainly if I don't know a sport, I'm not qualified to choose an all star team or to make a guess about which team or athlete is best. Same with science.

However, IQ is highly correlated with acceptance of evolution and the 4.54 billion year age of the Earth. And it's inversely correlated with accepting the Bible as the literal truth.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2395972/Atheists-higher-IQs-Their-intelligence-makes-likely-dismiss-religion-irrational-unscientific.html

But even the high IQ people may not know much about a specific scientific discipline. There's too much knowledge out there to be an expert on more than one or two disciplines.
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Travel journal: self-deception  & the science communication problem at L'université Toulouse
http://www.culturalcognition.net/blog/2015/6/25/travel-report-self-deception-at-luniversite-toulouse.html
I attended a great conference on "self-deception" sponsored by the Institute for Advance...
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