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Nick Byrd
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Cognitive Scientist. Florida State University.
Cognitive Scientist. Florida State University.

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Findings (freely available at https://philpapers.org/rec/BYRIAR):
► Philosophers made significantly fewer reasoning errors (p < 0.001).
► Atheist and agnostic philosophers made significantly fewer reasoning errors that theist philosophers. (p < 0.01)
► Reasoning errors were also significantly correlated with differences in philosophers' moral judgments (p < 0.001), metaphysical judgments (p < 0.001), judgments about language (p < 0.05), and judgments about science (p < 0.05).

#OpenAccess #Philosophy #Psychology #Religion #Ethics #Science #ExperimentalPhilosophy #xPhi
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Evidence suggests that a “bias–variance trade-off ..., which is well known in machine learning, may also have broad applicability to human decision-making.”
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”people's level of knowledge about how evolution works relates to their level of acceptance, even after taking into account their level of religiosity and their political views.”
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“many traditional epistemologists practice reflective equilibrium that is WINO, Wide In Name Only. ”
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Found paper titled "Realism for Realistic People". The link brought me to a page titled "Not Found".

QED
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Loving Catarina Dutilh Novaes new (and free) paper:
- Revisionary concept explication is defended from the "changing the subject" objection.
- “[Haslanger's] ameliorative method may benefit from ...the [exactness] employed by Carnapian explicators.”
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Magical belief predicted over 40% of the variance in attitudes about vaccination and alternative medicine (N=2697):
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Who is stopped-and-frisked?
5′4′′: 4.5 Black men : 1 White man
6′4": 6.2 Black men : 1 White man
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“those undergoing the religious prime were significantly more likely to commit the conjunction fallacy compared with those in the reflective priming group”
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